Poor Driving Conditions Reported On NM Highways

Jan 14, 2013

Parts of Interstate 25 and some other highways in northern New Mexico are snow packed and icy as the latest winter storm moves across the state.

The Department of Transportation says its crews have spent much of Monday plowing and spreading salt and cinder on the roadways.

Other highways with difficult driving conditions include U.S. 64 from Taos Canyon to north of Agua Fria and New Mexico 434 between Mora and Black Lake.

The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for much of north-central New Mexico on Monday. Forecasters say as much as six to eight inches of snow could fall in the northern mountains by Monday night.

Officials are warning travelers that even light snow could lead to hazardous driving conditions when coupled with the freezing temperatures.

Tuesday is expected to be another cold day.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.