Winter storm rolls through NM

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) –Snow has finally fallen in New Mexico and the storm did not disappoint.

The snow touched a lot of areas of the state, including the metro, and more on the way.

Due to winter weather, Santa Fe schools closed for the day and schools across the metro were delayed. Also some roads were too icy and dangerous for buses to head out.

East Mountain and Rio Rancho schools were also put on a two-hour delay after the overnight snow. Santa Fe schools closed altogether Tuesday.

Approximately four inches of snow fell, covering streets in snow and causing 14 fender benders.

In Rio Rancho the snow that fell quickly turned to ice, making driving too dangerous for buses. Snow plows were seen in the East Mountains early Tuesday morning.

Albuquerque was also hit and residents in the foothills woke up to snow covering roads, sidewalks and cars. The most snow that fell in Albuquerque was about three inches in the foothills.

The Westside got about an inch and a half of snow and Nob Hill got up to an inch.

It is still very cold outside which will make it tough for all the snow to melt.

The storm has also left a lot of roads across the state a mess, including the Capulin area.

Though things have cleared up considerably since Tuesday morning you should still be careful if you are out driving.

To check roads drivers can check or call 511.



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