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Quay County roads in "fair" condition; snow to taper off Tuesday night

 

December 30, 2014



Road and weather update, Dec. 30, 3 p.m.:

According to the New Mexico Department of Transportation, the following roadways feature “fair” driving conditions:

Interstate 40 from Newkirk to Tucumcari: Snow is causing low visibility. Watch for snow plows in the area. Please drive with caution, reduce speed and obey all posted traffic signs.

New Mexico 209 from Grady to Tucumcari: Roads are dry. Visibility is limited due to light snow. Please drive with caution, reduce speed and obey all posted traffic signs.

New Mexico 268, from Ragland south: Visibility is limited due to light snow. Watch for snow plows in the area. Please drive with caution, reduce speed and obey all posted traffic signs.

NM 252 from Ragland to House and south: Visibility is limited due to light snow. Watch for snow plows in the area. Please drive with caution, reduce speed and obey all posted traffic signs.

Through 6 a.m. Wednesday, the National Weather Service predicts:

• Snow accumulations of 1 to 2 inches.

• Light snow will continue today, then taper off from the north tonight. Snow may mix briefly with sleet or light freezing drizzle near the Texas border.

• Winds, will become less gusty this afternoon and overnight.

• Temperatures will be cold enough for snow at all elevations.

• Morning wind chill temperatures should vary from five to 10 degrees below zero.

A winter weather advisory for snow and blowing snow remains in effect, the weather service said. That means visibility may be reduced to a half-mile due to snow, blowing snow or patches of freezing fog. Roads may be snow-packed and icy.

 

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