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.

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