SANTA FE, N.M. — Santa Fe County Emergency Management and PNM on Friday teamed up to get critical supplies to snowbound residents living west of Madrid, where roads are inaccessible.
PNM sent a four-person crew out on a snowcat to deliver food, water and medical supply to about 10 residents stranded at their homes, according to a news release.
The snowcat allows crews and first responders to get to areas isolated by difficult terrain and inaccessible roads due to recent snowstorms, strong winds causing drifting over roads and freezing temperatures. Another crew will be sent out again today, if necessary.
“We have worked together in other emergency situations and it’s during times like this where our strong relationship pays enormous dividends, and allows us to provide help to people in need,” Martin Vigil, Santa Fe County’s emergency manager, said.
Anyone in need of food, water, medicine or ambulatory care should contact the Santa Fe County Emergency Management Office at 505-992-3070.