Floods prompt evacuation warning near burn scar - Albuquerque Journal

Floods prompt evacuation warning near burn scar

New Mexico National Guard members Obed Salinas and Matthew Dean unload sandbags in Las Vegas on June 21. Flash floods prompted evacuation warnings on Friday near burn scars. (Eddie Moore/Albuquerque Journal)

Copyright © 2022 Albuquerque Journal

Several northern New Mexico communities in the Calf Canyon/Hermits Peak burn scar experienced flash floods Friday afternoon.

Heavy rain and runoff prompted San Miguel and Mora counties to recommend evacuations of Canoncito, Manuelitas, Sapello, Rociada, Lower Rociada and Las Dispensas.

The warning advised residents in the flood zone to seek higher ground away from floodwaters and possible debris flows.

The National Weather Service office in Albuquerque reported widespread flooding, water and debris flow along N.M. 105 west of the 94 junction south of Mora.

N.M. 65 closed near El Porvenir on Friday afternoon, and N.M. 105 and 276 closed near Lower Rociada.

Drainages are “well out of their banks,” the NWS reported, and at least one barn flooded.

Creeks in Manuelitas and Canoncito have flooded roads.

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said in a Twitter post that New Mexico State Police and Transportation Department officials are assisting residents in the flood area.

The state has flood evacuation shelters in Taos, Las Vegas and Santa Fe.

Home » ABQnews Seeker » Floods prompt evacuation warning near burn scar


Albuquerque Journal and its reporters are committed to telling the stories of our community.

• Do you have a question you want someone to try to answer for you? Do you have a bright spot you want to share?
   We want to hear from you. Please email yourstory@abqjournal.com

taboola desktop

1
Accused killer had previously been asked to leave mosque
ABQnews Seeker
In February 2020, a woman reported ... In February 2020, a woman reported the tires on her family's car had been slashed in the parking lot of the Islamic Center of ...
2
‘It felt comfortable’: students return to a more-normal routine
ABQnews Seeker
Shelby Lopez-Sanders was one of the ... Shelby Lopez-Sanders was one of the first students to show up for school Wednesday. Faced with new surroundings at Garfield STEM Magnet and Community ...
3
NM sheriffs back up Ronchetti in new TV ad ...
ABQnews Seeker
New Mexico county sheriffs are wading ... New Mexico county sheriffs are wading into this year's race for governor. In a new campaign ad for Republican Mark Ronchetti, four sheriffs criticize ...
4
Rio Rancho, Los Lunas housing projects underway
ABQnews Seeker
One of New Mexico's largest homebuilders ... One of New Mexico's largest homebuilders is looking to help meet housing demand in the Albuque ...
5
State infuses cash into ‘memorial stones’ startup
ABQnews Seeker
A New Mexico company that transforms ... A New Mexico company that transforms cremated human remains into memorial stones is set to expand its workforce from 20 to more than 100 ...
6
City approves first safe outdoor space
ABQnews Seeker
The city Planning Department has given ... The city Planning Department has given a green light to the first safe outdoor space in Albuquerque. Dawn Legacy Pointe's application for a new ...
7
I-25 Studios to become Cinelease Studios
ABQnews Seeker
It's official. After years of being ... It's official. After years of being for sale, I-25 Studios is becoming Cinelease Studios. The deal was announced on Wednesday as the longtime company ...
8
Man fatally shot at park in Santa Fe
ABQnews Seeker
A 60-year-old man was shot to ... A 60-year-old man was shot to death at a park early Wednesday morning in Santa Fe. Santa Fe Deputy Chief of Police Benjamin Valdez ...
9
Police arrest suspect in killings of Muslim men
ABQnews Seeker
Man from Afghanistan charged in two ... Man from Afghanistan charged in two of four homicides