THE LIST: Difficult Driving Conditions

Jan 3, 2013

The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) is assisting law enforcement as they have CLOSED a portion of US-70 from NASA exit (mile post 161) to White Sands Missile Range (171). Motorists are encouraged to seek and alternate route and avoid any travels to this area until conditions change.

The NMDOT is conducting snow removal operations on all state and local routes. Bridges are very slick due to frigid temperature.


·         NM-11/Deming to Columbus, NM: Slick and icy in spots

·         I-10/Dona Ana area: Texas state line to Mesquite exit (mile post 151) snow flurries with slick roadways

·         US-70/Dona Ana area: Snow packed and icy and CLOSED from NASA to White Sands Missile Range

·         NM-404/Anthony, NM: OPEN with snow and icy roadways, proceed with caution

·         Silver City area – NM-15; NM-35 and NM-152 are icy in spots, proceed with caution

The NMDOT will post road conditions with any closures or detours as they are reported on, or you may call our automated system 511 and 1-800-432-4269 for these updates.