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NM continues to battle cold snap amid more snow

Created: 12/07/2013 10:56 AM
By: The Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Crispy cold temperatures and icy roads that have blanketed New Mexico this week are keeping state officials on alert.

State transportation officials say dangerous driving conditions remain Saturday on Interstate 40 in the east and Interstate 25 near Raton due to freezing rain and icy spots.

The National Weather Service says the northern and southwest New Mexico will see snow late Saturday to Sunday. Wind gust could reach up to 50 mph.

Meanwhile, the city of Carlsbad has set up a temporary housing shelter for homeless people. Mayor Dale Janway says Eddy County Sheriff's deputies were going around the area to tell people that the shelter was available for use amid the freezing temperatures.

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