Quay County under winter storm warning today

Weather Advisory 8 a.m. Thursday:

According to the National Weather Service:

Quay County and surrounding areas are under a winter storm warning for heavy snow today. The warning remains in effect until 11 tonight.

Three to five inches of snow are expected in the northeast plains. Snow is expected to start this morning and continue through this evening, tapering off Friday morning. Significant winds are not expected.

Snow is expected to decrease visibility and make travel difficult along Interstate 40 from Tijeras to the Texas state line. The Weather Service recommends only emergency travel. If you must travel, the Weather Service recommends you bring a flashlight, extra food and water.

Bitterly cold temperatures will continue through early next week, with Monday night expected to be the coldest.

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