Weather causes few problems in Tucumcari

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun

Tuesday’s slush and icy roads kept many drivers cautious during the storm which arrived late Monday night
“We’ve been pretty fortunate,” said Tucumcari Police Chief Larry Ham. “It’s been quiet so far.”
However, as the water freezes, the streets will become icy, Ham said, warning drivers to be cautious.
In this section of the state, Interstate 40 stayed open, compared to west of Albuquerque where it was closed for a period of time, Ham said.
Tuesday morning’s conditions called for closing school in Logan, said Carolyn Franklin, school superintendent.
“You have to err on the side of caution. This afternoon turned out OK. We’ll have to see how it turns out tomorrow,” Franklin said.
Some of the children come from Nara Visa and other outlying areas where the roads can be particularly icy, which is why the call was made to close school on Tuesday, Franklin said.
In San Jon, there was a two-hour delay in the school startup. “We are supposed to get out of school tomorrow (today),” said principal Deloyce Smith.
Depending on the weather conditions today, Smith said, the school may again have a two-hour delay and open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. instead of at 8 a.m. to noon.
Ham said, “It’s been an unusual storm with the snow and thunder and lightning.”