Video: Morning News, Monday, August 4, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The cleanup continues in Albuquerque today following the Friday night downpour that flooded downtown. The city’s been talking about how to prevent this kind of flooding from happening again. Currently, Broadway and Martin Luther King is open one lane in each direction after being closed because of flooding.

A state of emergency could be declared by the Sandoval County Commission today because of all the flooding in Algodones.
Commissioners are holding an emergency meeting to discuss the declaration. The area has been hit by heavy rain repeatedly.

Two girls from Albuquerque who were part of an Amber Alert this weekend are safe, and their father is in jail. Investigators say Oscar Marquez is supposed to have supervised visits with the girls but he took them to Mexico this weekend. The family is upset that Albuquerque Police didn’t issue an Amber Alert for the girls. It was the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department that issued the Amber Alert.

We’re still two months away from the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta and already people are being warned about the traffic. The latest AIBF newsletter warns people about the Paseo del Norte I-25 Interchange project and the gridlock it could cause during fiesta. The New Mexico Department of Transportation expects some parts of the project could be done by then.

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