Update 8:25 a.m.
Mount Shasta Elementary and Sisson schools are calling a complete “snow day” today due to “dangerous weather conditions.” The schools had previously sent out messages indicating schools would start at 10 a.m.
Chains are required on portions of Interstate 5 in Siskiyou County, the California Department of Transportation said Monday morning.
Meanwhile, northbound I-5 traffic is being screened 10 miles north of Redding at Fawndale. Motorists must have chains in order to proceed, Caltrans said.
Here are some other North State travel advisories:
- Highway 44: Chains or snow tires are required from 5 miles west to 3 miles east of Shingletown.
- Highway 299 East: Chains or snow tires are required 8 miles west of Montgomery Creek to 3 miles east of Montgomery Creek, and 10 miles west of Burney on Hatchet Mountain.
- Highway 89: Chains are required from McCloud to just south of the I-5 junction.
Weather affects schools
Weed Elementary School is canceled for the day.
Mount Shasta Elementary School is aiming for a late start, with kids coming to campus between 9:45 and 10 a.m.
Mount Shasta High School, Weed High School and McCloud High School are attending online only today for all classes.
The winter weather also has delayed the start of classes at Dunsmuir High School until 10 a.m.
Rain, snow through the morning
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the higher elevations of the North State through 5 p.m. Monday.
Some areas above 2,500 feet could get 6 inches to a foot of snow.
The Mt. Shasta Ski Park received about 6 inches of snow overnight and now has more than 6 feet of snow at the top of its Douglas chairlift, the park announced on its website.
Rain fell throughout the night in the northern Sacramento Valley.
Redding had received .68 inches of rain as of 2 a.m. Monday, the National Weather Service said.
Showers were likely in Redding before 11 a.m. before the skies start clearing later this afternoon. Tuesday will be sunny with highs in the low 60s.
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