A wreck on westbound Interstate 40 had the roadway closed between Carnuel and Tijeras for hours Sunday evening, according to the state Department of Transportation.
Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Felicia Romero said the crash involved a semi and an SUV and that at least one person was injured.
A 4 p.m. update on the DOT website reported that I-40 was closed at mile marker 173. It warned that motorists should expect heavy delays. The interstate was reopened by around 6 p.m., though the DOT said that rain and snow mix meant the highway could be icy.
One driver told the Journal just before 5 p.m. that she’d been stopped in traffic for about an hour.
The DOT also reported that snow and ice forced the closure of Sandia Crest Road from the Crest all the way to San Antonito while the department cleared and treated the road.