Driving conditions difficult on some NM highways

Posted at: 02/04/2014 8:03 AM
Updated at: 02/04/2014 9:16 AM
By: The Associated Press

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Difficult driving conditions are reported on some northern New Mexico highways because of snow and ice, and schools are canceled or delayed in some areas.
The state Department of Transportation says Interstate 25 between Rowe and Raton is snow-packed and icy, and U.S. 64 is snow-packed and icy for about 45 miles east of I-25 and about 70 miles west of I-25.
Public schools in Santa Fe are closed Tuesday, while those in Rio Rancho and Albuquerque's east mountains delayed opening by two hours.
Reported snowfall amounts included 3 inches in parts of Albuquerque and Santa Fe.
The National Weather Service says additional fresh snow will fall in northern New Mexico through Tuesday as well as elsewhere in higher elevations.
Forecasters say snowfall will taper off Tuesday night.

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