Monday Dec 15 2008 comments Winter weather. By: Auburn Journal photography by Ben Furtado -A +A Ben Furtado/Auburn JournalMario Margherita rides his way through downtown Colfax on his snowboard. Ben Furtado/Auburn JournalTraffic traveling east bound on Interstate 80 comes to a stop just west of the Colfax exit, due to multiple spinouts further up the highway which were caused by slick and icy roads Monday morning. Ben Furtado/Auburn JournalMario Margherita, back, tosses fresh powder at his friend Hannah Glazebrook as they enjoy a day off from their school closure Monday morning. Ben Furtado/Auburn JournalSnowy weather caused drivers to chain up at Applegate before proceeding east on Interstate 80. Ben Furtado/Auburn JournalColfax Elementary students, left to right, Mario Margherita, Hannah Glazebrook, Michael Calleja and Mason Banish, take advantage of their school closing as they walk through downtown Colfax searching for a snowy slope to ride their snow boards Monday morning. Ben Furtado/Auburn JournalDue to the closure of Interstate 80 Cal Trans puts up road blocks at the Colfax on ramp Monday afternoon until multiple spin outs further east were cleared up. Ben Furtado/Auburn JournalShelley Pangman of Cal Trans informs travelers that east bound Interstate 80 is closed past the Colfax exit due to multiple spin outs further up the freeway. Ben Furtado/Auburn JournalTruck drivers like James Rascher traveling with a load to Reno, Nevada, have to chain up at the Applegate exit off Interstate 80 in order to proceed east Monday morning.