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UPDATED: Eastbound Interstate 40 Closed from Tucumcari to Texas State Line

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Slick roads reported throughout New Mexico

The Associated Press is reporting that the eastbound lanes of Interstate 40 have been closed from Tucumcari east to the Texas state line because of snowpacked and icy conditions.

Difficult driving conditions with icy roads and high wind also were reported in the Santa Rosa area, and snow was accumulating on the highway in the Edgewood-Moriarty area east of Albuquerque, according to the AP report.

Parts of Interstate 25 also are reported to be snowpacked and icy as a winter storm moves through New Mexico.

Snow and slick conditions are reported in Socorro County and the Belen and Los Lunas areas.

I-25 from La Bajada to Santa Fe reports some snowpacked and icy spots.

The AP also said that snowpacked and icy conditions are reported on N.M. 4 to Los Alamos, and difficult driving conditions are reported throughout northern New Mexico.

Severe driving conditions are reported throughout eastern and southeastern New Mexico, including roads in the Alamogordo, Roswell, Clovis, Portales and Fort Sumner areas, according to the AP.

For the latest road conditions, call the New Mexico Department of Transportation hotline at 511 or go to the NMDOT Web site.




9:00am UPDATE: Slick, icy and snowpacked roads are being reported around New Mexico as the latest winter storm moves through the state, according to The Associated Press.

Snow and slick conditions are being reported in Socorro County and the Belen and Los Lunas areas, and Interstate 25 is icy and snowpacked in spots from La Bajada to Santa Fe.

Severe driving conditions are being reported throughout eastern and southeastern New Mexico, the AP said.

For the latest road conditions, call the New Mexico Department of Transportation hotline at 511 or go to the NMDOT Web site.


8:40am UPDATE: Grants schools, earlier put on a two-hour delay, are now closed for the day, according to KOAT Action 7 News’ Weather Alerts list of closings and delays.


Classes also have been canceled for the day for Albuquerque Public Schools students from To’hajiilee, according to APS.

Albuquerque Public Schools has just announced that school is canceled today for East Mountain Schools, and a two-hour snow delay remains in effect for Tohajiilee students.

The cancellation affects Manzano High School students who live in the East Mountains, Roosevelt Middle School, San Antonito Elementary School and A. Montoya Elementary School, according to the APS Web site.

All other Manzano High School students are on a two-hour delay.

6:00am — APS East Mountains Schools on 2-Hour Delay: Mild temperatures in metro area expected to give way to winter’s wet blanket.

It’s overcast and windy in the Albuquerque metro area right now, but it’s snowing all around us as a winter storm warning hangs over much of New Mexico from now until 11 a.m. Friday, according to the National Weather Service.

ABQ’s current temperature is at a comparatively balmy 37 degrees, but the forecasters expect it to drop to around 29 by 5 p.m. today, and we’re looking at an 80 percent chance of snow falling on the city today, with another 60 percent chance of precip tonight, the weather service said.

Streets around the city are still pretty dry, but expect that to change as the day goes on, according to 770 KKOB Radio traffic reporter Helen Wheels, but it’s snowing hard on Sedillo Hill and west of Albuquerque on Interstate 40.

We’re getting a reprieve from an early snowfall thanks to strong east canyon winds, KOAT-TV’s new morning meteorologist Eric Green reported, but we can expect from 2 to 4 inches on the ground before the day is done.

In addition to a two-hour delay for students at Albuquerque Public Schools’ East Mountain schools, APS students who live in To’Hajiilee in western Bernalillo County are also on a two-hour delay, as are students in Moriary-Edgewood schools, Estancia Municipal Schools, Mountainair Public Schools and Placitas students who attend Bernalillo schools.

Tucumcari Public Schools and San Jon Municipal Schools, as well as Melrose Public Schools and Maxwell Municipal Schools are closed today, according to KOAT-TV’s Weather Alerts list.