Storm closes I-40 on Sunday morning

SANTA ROSA, N.M. (KRQE) – The storm that brought the state snow and ice is being blamed for closing a section of I-40 from Santa Rosa to the Texas state line Sunday.

Officials say extreme ice and freezing rain caused difficult driving conditions for travelers.

Crews closed the roads around 8 a.m. to plow and salt the roads.

As of noon, authorities reopened that stretch of road.

NMDOT is cautioning drivers in that area to be aware of their speed. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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