Arctic front brings heavy snow to northern NM

Posted at: 12/09/2012 2:22 PM
Updated at: 12/09/2012 10:24 PM
By: The Associated Press; KOB.com Staff

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Northern and center New Mexico has been struck by an arctic front, bringing in heavy snow closing roads.
    
The Department of Transportation reported heavy snow Sunday around Chama and Tierra Amarilla.
    
Officials say snow along Interstate 25 from Glorieta Pass to the Colorado border forced some motorists off the road. Santa Fe officials reported multiple accidents on Interstate 25 and that part of the interstate was closed due to bad weather.
    
The National Weather Service reports a winter storm warning remains in effect for parts of New Mexico until early Monday.
    
Temperatures in some areas are expected to drop in the low teens.
    
New Mexico has had little moisture over the past two years, resulting in much of the state having to struggle with some category of drought.

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