Winter storm delays, closes some NM schools

Created: 02/06/2014 7:54 AM
By: The Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) - Snow flurries from a winter storm are decreasing but more snow is forecast and driving conditions remain difficult on some northeastern New Mexico highways. Meanwhile, some schools are closed or delaying their openings.

Schools in Rio Rancho are closed Thursday, while schools in Albuquerque and Clovis are among those delaying their starts, along with the University of New Mexico.

Winter weather advisories remain in effect. The National Weather Service says more snow is expected in western New Mexico, with expanded coverage Thursday night.

Difficult driving conditions are reported on a 133-mile stretch of Interstate 40 between Clines Corner and near the Texas line. Fair conditions are reported on a 157-mile mile stretch of Interstate 25 between Rowe and Raton.

Weather caused numerous accidents in Albuquerque Wednesday night.

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