Heavy snow in NM sparks delays, 1 fatal crash

Posted at: 12/10/2012 7:35 AM
Updated at: 12/10/2012 2:37 PM
By: The Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Heavy snows and icy roads have left parts of New Mexico with forced delays, dangerous driving conditions and at least one person dead.

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New Mexico State Police say at least one person was killed Sunday in a weather related car crash near Waldo, forcing the temporarily closure of Interstate 25 just south of Santa Fe.

Police identified the woman as 54-year-old Dorothy Mullins of Santa Fe. Her truck had slid, hit a road barrier and came to rest in the northbound lanes before it was struck by another vehicle.

The winter storm on Sunday, which struck northern and central areas of the state, also forced the temporary closure of Interstate 40 in Clines Corners where two semi-trucks were jack knifed.

Both highways were reopened as of early Monday, but state transportation officials urged motorists to use extreme caution and expect heavy delays.

The winter weather forced some northern New Mexico cities and towns Monday to open on a two-hour delay.

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