SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Avalanche and winter storm warnings were issued in the Sierra as heavy snow continues to fall, the National Weather Service said.

The warning will remain in effect through 7 a.m. on Monday as officials said high avalanche danger exists due to intense winds and snow.

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The NWS Reno said the warning was issued by the Sierra Avalanche Center for the Sierra including the Tahoe Basin. Travel in avalanche terrain is not recommended.

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The NWS Sacramento recently issued a winter storm warning for the Sierra that remains in effect through 11 a.m. on Monday due to heavy snowfall.

Up to 2 feet of snow is expected at elevations above 3000 feet, the NWS said.

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Heavy snow is expected to cause chain requirements, major delays, road closures and near whiteout conditions.