Roads close in area’s first major snow storm

Chelle Delaney

Tucumcari’s first major snow storm of the year caused road closures and stranded some motorists who could not find hotel rooms for the night.

The Artic blast which dipped into New Mexico dumped about about 10 inches of snow in the Tucumcari area, said Keith Henderson, Quay County Emergency Manager.

The National Weather Service extended its Friday winter storm warning by six hours and predicted that the warning would last through midnight.

Areas such as Logan and Amistad were also to be affected by a light snow late into the night.