Cold temps freeze roads overnight

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The snow has hit the metro and much of the state, leaving dangerous roads in its wake Thursday morning.

While it may continue to snow off and on Thursday, cold temperatures are setting in.

Roads are slippery and dangerous, so drivers are urged to leave plenty of time and go slow.

The roads on the east side of town and in the heights are a mess. The interstate was pretty clear Thursday morning, but there are some slick spots. Wednesday night, travel was slow going on Interstate 40 east of Albuquerque.

State police had to shut down the westbound lanes for several hours because of a crash involving a semi-truck.

But it’s not the only place seeing issues.

Residents on the Westside and in Rio Rancho are dealing with the same situation Thursday morning.

Officials say Friday morning at 9 a.m., Coors going south will be closed from the bypass to Irving Road so the city can fix a broken water line.

The roads are also slick and icy, as a result the Albuquerque Public School District has issue a two-hour delay for all schools Thursday morning.

Schools in Rio Rancho are closed.

Weather Wednesday night caused Albuquerque police closed Montano between Paseo and Fourth Street because a number of crashes.

On the Second Street off-ramp of I-40, there was a multi-car pileup caused by black ice.

There were no significant injuries, but a city bus was called out so that crash victims could stay out of the cold.

“I tried slamming on my brakes. It was like ice so I just kept sliding and then I spun out of control and hit the side of the road and then hit a car behind, too,” Amanda Montano said.

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