ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Santa Fe public schools now reported closed for the day.
- 8:25am UPDATE: Some earlier announced delays have turned into closures, according to KOAT-TV’s updated Weather Alerts.
- Now closed: Jemez Mountain Public Schools in Rio Arriba County, while Jemez Valley Public Schools in Sandoval County remains on a two-hour delay.
- Also closed today are Aztec Municipal Schools, Pecos Independent Schools, St. Michael’s High School in Santa Fe, the College of Santa Fe, the state Attorney General’s Office in Santa Fe, Santa Fe County District Court, and San Juan County District Court in Aztec.
- Albuquerque Public Schools has announced a two-hour snow delay for East Mountain Schools on its newly redesigned Web site.
- Here are the schools affected:
- East Mountain students who attend Manzano High School
- Roosevelt Middle School
- San Antonito Elementary
- A. Montoya Elementary
Meanwhile, Santa Fe Public Schools, earlier reported on a two-hour delay, have been closed for the day, according to KOAT-TV’s Weather Alerts Web site.
Some state workers who live in and around Santa Fe also got a two-hour reprieve from showing up to work today, according to The Associated Press.
The delay applies to those workers who live north of Santa Fe, including Taos, Espanola and Los Alamos, but not those from Las Vegas and the Interstate 25 corridor north to the state line, the AP said.
6:00am — Roads Are Wet, Icy in Spots: East Mountain H.S., Santa Fe, Moriarty schools among those on 2-hour delay.
Roads are wet and slippery around the Albuquerque area, snowy and icy in spots in the East Mountains, and snow is coming down in northwestern New Mexico and in Santa Fe this morning as the first of three successive winter storms makes its way into the state today.
East Mountain High School is on a two-hour delay this morning, as are the Jemez Valley and Jemez Mountain public schools, the Moriarty-Edgewood School District and Santa Fe Public Schools, among others on KOAT-TV’s growing list of weather-related closings and delays.
More than 6 inches of snow were expected to fall by Monday night in New Mexico’s northern mountains; a second storm is expected to blow through the state on Wednesday; and a third — and largest of the three — will be upon us by the end of the week, according to this morning’s Albuquerque Journal.
If you’re going anywhere in the state today, be sure to check out the state Department of Transportation’s road conditions Web site or call 511 for the latest updates. Difficult driving conditions are being reported on highways to the west, northwest and north of Albuquerque, as well as North N.M. 14.
The National Weather Service has posted a winter storm warning for northwest New Mexico until 6 p.m. today, and a winter weather advisory for west central, northwest, north-central and southwest New Mexico, also until 6 p.m.