Hazardous driving on I-40 Saturday morning

From the New Mexico Dept. of Transportation:

Interstate 40 from Tucumcari to the Texas state line: Roadway is snowpacked and icy.  Crews are out plowing, salting and cindering.  Please drive with caution reduce speed and obey all posted traffic signs.

From the National Weather Service:

A winter weather advisory for snow remains in effect until 5 this afternoon:

 

  • snow accumulations…1 to 3 inches.

 

  • timing…snow will this morning before tapering off during the late afternoon.

 

  • winds…northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 35 mph.

 

  • snow levels…a mix of rain and snow over the eastern plains will become all snow this morning.

 

  • local impacts…hazardous winter driving conditions can beexpected along with reduced visibility in snow and blowing snow.

 

A winter weather advisory for snow means that periods of snow will primarily cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities.

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