NM wakes up to snow, wind, frigid temps

NM wakes up to snow, wind, frigid temps

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Driving conditions were especially dicey in the East Mountains on Monday morning after snow fell on and off all night. There was wind there, too.

The winds were ripping and snow was falling since about 7 p.m. Sunday.

Some drivers KRQE News 13 spoke to Monday morning said although the storm wasn’t as serious as other storms, they should still be careful.

“Cars in the ditch, people just ain’t staying aware that black ice is everywhere,” said Sean McCloskey, a tow truck driver.

Justin Ehrenberg, another driver, said, “I’ve seen a couple wrecks. It looked like it was people not going good for the conditions.”

As the storm continues to pass through the state, residents can expect conditions to get worse.

In the metro, the winds and snow flurries are making their way through. Beginning Sunday, people in Albuquerque dealt with wind gusts of up to 50 miles per hour. The drastic drop in temperatures and brutal winds caught some people off guard.

The Westside saw most of the snow flurries from the latest storm.

APS East Mountain Schools were delayed two hours Monday. Several other schools throughout the state were closed or delayed due to weather.

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