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Breaking at 6:15am — Traffic Backed Up at Coors and Paseo

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Both northbound and southbound Coors on-ramps blocked; traffic backing up.

8:07am UPDATE: Nobody's listening. There's yet another three-car crash being reported on eastbound Paseo del Norte, which apparently is back open after an earlier multi-vehicle collision, according to KKOB Radio.

7:57am UPDATE: The crashes keep on coming in an extraordinarily crazy day on area highways.

Two new crashes are being reported on 770 KKOB Radio, both on westbound Interstate 40 — one just west of Louisiana and the other west of Rio Grande Boulevard.

And the bad weather hasn't even arrived yet. It's time to slow down and think.

7:40am UPDATE: New crash with injuries reported at Bridge and Sunset SW, tying up morning commuter traffic at another Rio Grande bridge, KKOB's Helen Wheels is reporting. Central and Rio Bravo are suggested as alternate routes.

And cleanup is under way on northbound Highway 14 north of Interstate 40, Wheels reports.

7:05am UPDATE: A pregnant woman about to give birth was among those caught up in this morning's crash on eastbound Paseo del Norte, KOB-TV is reporting.

One of our colleagues who is stuck in traffic reports that eastbound traffic is backed up all the way to Golf Course Road in Paradise Hills. 

6:30am UPDATE: This morning's crash on eastbound Paseo del Norte involved several cars, one of which struck a wall, KKOB's traffic reporter Helen Wheels is saying.

Cleanup could take some times, so find an alternate route, Wheels said.

6:17am UPDATE: A pretty bad crash on eastbound Paseo del Norte approaching 2nd Street is causing the mess, according to 770 KKOB Radio's traffic reporter Helen Wheels.

Left two lanes of eastbound Paseo are blocked, Wheels reports, recommending early commuters take Montano or Alameda as alternate routes.

We're not sure what caused it, but radio dispatchers are reporting an early-morning mess at both northbound and southbound Coors on-ramps to Paseo del Norte.

Drivers are trying to back down off the on-ramps, dispatchers are saying.

Best to avoid that area for now.