Parts of NM get dusting of snow, rain

Created: 12/21/2013 12:15 PM
By: The Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Parts of New Mexico are waking up to a dusting of snow, rain and frigid temperatures, but forecasters say the winter weather is expected to clear out by Sunday.

The band of snow and rain moved across central New Mexico overnight Friday and early Saturday, stretching from Albuquerque south to Alamogordo and Ruidoso.

In eastern New Mexico, snow fell along the Interstate 40 corridor near the state line. State transportation officials say difficult driving conditions were being reported Saturday along the highway from Tucumcari to Glenrio.

Crews were out plowing and spreading salt and cinder on the icy roads.

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque issued a winter weather advisory for Socorro and Catron counties and winter warnings and watches for other parts of eastern New Mexico through Saturday evening.

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