ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Traffic moving after snowy conditions, accidents forced earlier closure.
8:40am UPDATE: La Bajada is now plowed and reportedly "not too bad," according to 770 KKOB Radio's traffic reporter.
But a new crash is blocking northbound Interstate 25 at the San Felipe on-ramp, KKOB is reporting. A crash across the freeway has blocked the southbound lane at San Felipe, according to KKOB.
State Police have just reopened Interstate 40 after road conditions and jackknifed tractor-trailers caused the closure of eastbound I-40 between Laguna and Grants around 6:30 this morning, State Police Lt. Rick Anglada told ABQjournal.com.
Traffic is moving again, but it's slow going, said Anglada.
8:20am UPDATE: 770 KKOB Radio is reporting new crashes at Rio Bravo and Coors SW, High Resort and Ridgecrest in Rio Rancho and southbound Interstate 25 at San Felipe.
It's crazy out there.
7:50am — I-40 Closed Between Grants and Mesita: Crashes reported as weather worsens around Albuquerque metro area.
Weather-related accidents and snowy conditions are being reported around the metro area, and State Police have closed Interstate 40 in both directions between Grants and Mesita, according to 770 KKOB Radio's latest traffic report.
A radio dispatcher earlier reported a rollover crash on westbound I-40 near the Sky City Casino.
Snowplows are out on La Bajada between Albuquerque and Santa Fe in response to treacherous driving conditions, KKOB reported.
A new crash has caused the closure of southbound Unser at I-40, and southbound N.M. 528 coming down the hill from Rio Rancho approaching Cottonwood Mall is reportedly a sheet of ice, KKOB said.
Use extreme caution if you're heading out this morning.
For a look at the latest road conditions around the state, go to the Department of Transportation's Web site or call 1-800-827-4269.