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Saturday Balloon Fiesta traffic updates

7:52 p.m.

Police are investigating a seven-car crash, according to the Albuquerque Fire Department, that is blocking two lanes of traffic on northbound I-25 near Paseo del Norte Saturday evening.

Police said there are no known life-threatening injuries resulting from the crash.

7:00 a.m. A crash at I-25 South, north of Tramway, has vehicles down to one lane.


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5:38 a.m.

Traffic backed up in all directions. From east traffic stalled all the way back to I-25 at Alameda. Tramway option doesn’t look much better. 770-KKOB also reporting slow going from the west.

It is a good day for the Park &Ride.


5:00 a.m.

Traffic is reportedly backed up on Alameda from I-25 to the Balloon Fiesta parking lot. The Tramway entrance to the park is the better bet.


Park & Ride locations

East Side

  • Hoffmantown Church: 8888 Harper Road NE, Park in the northeast lot only.
  • Cliff’s Amusement Park: 4800 Osuna Road NE near San Mateo and I-25.
  • Coronado Mall: 6600 Menaul Boulevard NE, park in the southwest corner near San Pedro

West Side

  • Intel (southern parking lot): Highway 528/Rio Rancho Blvd. Enter the Park & Ride lot at either Westside Blvd. or 21st street and follow the signs.
  • Lowe’s Lot at Unser Crossing: Southwest corner of Central Avenue SW and Unser Blvd. SW.