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Updated: Winter storm makes travel difficult in northern N.M.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Snow has caused some difficult travel in Northern New Mexico, particularly along the Colorado border.

U.S. 64 between Tres Piedras and Tierra Amarilla has been closed due to the weather, according to the state transportation department, and roads around Farmington, Chama and Taos are described as snowpacked and icy.


 

Northern New Mexico is already blanketed with Winter Storm Warnings and Watches and there are some school delays reported. (See KOAT-TV for updated list) Southern Colorado is already seeing a half-foot of snow.

Joe Diaz, KOAT-TV’s chief meteorologist says the snow will be picking up ¬†across the state and the Albuquerque metro area could get 1-3 inches, with more in the foothills and in higher elevations.

That could make for some slick roads for the Tuesday morning commute. Make sure to get the latest road conditions before you head out.

Breezy, but milder conditions expected later in the week.

Here’s the forecast:

Today: A slight chance of rain and snow showers after 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 42. Southeast wind 5 to 15 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 10%.

Tonight Scattered rain and snow showers before 11pm, then scattered snow showers. Cloudy, with a low around 26. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph becoming north in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Tuesday A 20 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 41. Northwest wind around 15 mph.

Tuesday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 22. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

 

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