Drivers dealing with wind, icy roads in East Mountains
February 18, 2019 10:22 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- The East Mountains could see up 30 mile-per-hour winds and up to a foot of snow Tuesday.
The snow began falling and sticking to the roads Monday afternoon.
"Man, I've seen people swerving and turning around and all kinds of little stupid things," said Christopher Burns, who lives in the area. "People drive like they got a lead foot."
The New Mexico Department of Transportation is prepared for treacherous conditions. Trucks have been equipped with salt and cinder mixes to treat the roads.
"With these storms, we can't really put a set time on when they're going to hit so we just want to be ready in case we get a call," said Dominic Gallegos, NMDOT spokesperson.
Gallegos added that roads would be treated throughout the night.
Updated: February 18, 2019 10:22 PM
Created: February 18, 2019 04:49 PM
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