Snow storm leaves East Mountains residents with busy day

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Many people living in the East Mountains were busy on Tuesday, shoveling snow.

“‘It’s been a while since we’ve had good snow, a lot of snow,” said Kane Anderson. Anderson’s driveway had so much snow he had to use his snow plow just to make a pathway.

“This morning was a mess, a real mess,” said Anderson.

That mess meant about a foot of snow for most of the area. Cars were also stuck on the side of the road for hours.

“Up here this whole road is totally a mess, people were stuck, the buses got stuck, and they needed help pulling the bus out, and people needed a ride home,” said Anderson.

Different businesses in the area are also getting hit. “I just think in the winter people, if they have to get off the mountain, they go to work and go home. They don’t deter to go eat much,” said Donofrio. Instead they’re shoveling away.

For John Wells, shoveling snow isn’t his only worry, it’s what is underneath. He could barely get his car out of the driveway.

“Last night we ran in to some ice and it took about a half hour to get back in the drive way,” said Wells.

Things could’ve been worse on Tuesday. PNM had plans to shut down power for six hours in parts of the East Mountains to do some transformer work but decided to cancel it because of the weather.

“It would’ve been uncomfortable, but we would’ve been OK. We got the fireplace,” said Wells.

It’s going to take a while for everything to melt so all people can do is be ready for the next time. “This right here is just eight inches. If they have a winter like they say we’re going to have, you just have to stay on top of it,” said Anderson.

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