Storm strands motorists

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Thomas Garcia Monday’s storm system played havoc on locals and tourists. The wind-driven storm dumped more than a half-foot of snow in the Tucumcari area and closed several roads, including I-40 for more than 19 hours. Stanley Buss of Swansey, Ill., was traveling two hours from Amarillo on Monday when he finally stopped at a […]

City declares disaster

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun City commissioners declared the weeked of Dec. 29-31 a disaster in Tucumcari because of the additional snow clean-up and the costs of managing about 7,500 extra motorists and semis in the city over New Year’s weekend. Commissioners took this action at their Thursday night meeting, so that they could […]

There’s no business like snow business

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun City, county and state officials say they are prepared for today’s changing weather and stranded motorists – if this weekend’s storm should force motorists off of I-40, again. On New Year’s weekend, 7,500 motorists and truckers sought refuge in Tucumcari when a snow storm caused the closure of I-40. […]

Motorists, truckers wait for I-40 to reopen

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By Quay County Sun Staff Truckers and motorists forced off of I-40 because of weather and accidents on the interstate took to the sides of the roads to park. On Sunday, stranded truckers formed a one-mile-long line along I-40 beginning at the Tucucmari Boulevard access.

Tucumcari overtaken by motorists, truckers

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By Quay County Sun Staff Tucumcari has been overwhelmed on Saturday and New Year’s Eve with truckers and motorists who have not been able to get consistent access to Interstate 40 because of weather conditions and accidents. Tucumcari police officers, Patty Lopez and Detective Jack Henrickson, rushed to the U.S. Highway 54 (Mountain Road) and […]

State police increase patrols

New Mexico State Police will be out in force over the holidays looking for intoxicated motorists and drivers not wearing their seat belts. According to a press release, state police will be conducting saturation patrols throughout New Mexico. Checkpoints will also be set up throughout the state. State police also wanted to remind motorists that […]

Judge keeps busy

William Thompson From the beginning of July until Aug. 26, Municipal Court Judge Joe Dominguez has seen around 350 motorists inside his court for various traffic violations. Dominguez said the high number of motorists ticketed is due to seat belt and DWI blitz campaigns on the part of local and state police. “I really don’t […]