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Most of metro area on two-hour delay

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Fire wood vendors huddle next to a fire during a passing snow flurry along Highway 528 Thursday morning. (Dean Hanson/Albuquerque Journal)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Concerns that the snow that hit the metro area on Thursday would result in icy roads and hazardous driving conditions this morning have prompted school and government leaders to implement two-hour delays throughout much of Albuquerque and Rio Rancho.

Albuquerque Public Schools, Rio Rancho Public Schools, the University of New Mexico’s Albuquerque and Rio Rancho Campuses and all of Central New Mexico Community College’s campuses are operating on a two-hour delay this morning.

“UNM employees in previously designated critical areas, including hospital and clinical operations, will be expected to maintain regular work schedules,” UNM announced in a news release Thursday night. “All non-essential employees, unless otherwise specified by their respective supervisors, will not be expected to report to work until 10 am.”

Two-hour delays were also announced for:

  • The city of Albuquerque. Offices will open at 10 a.m., although essential personnel are being asked to report to work per their regular schedule.
  • Bernalillo County. All Bernalillo County offices will open at 10 a.m.
  • Kirtland Air Force Base.
  • Sandia National Laboratories.
  • State offices in Albuquerque for non-essential services are on a two-hour delay. State offices for non-essential services in Santa Fe are closed today.

At Metropolitan Court, employees are asked to report to work at 9:30 a.m.

“All court settings scheduled from 8 to 10 a.m. will be heard at 10 a.m.,” court officials announced. “Court sessions starting at 10 a.m. or later will proceed at their originally scheduled times.”

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