Brittany Costello & Grace Reader
Updated: October 27, 2020 03:24 AM
Created: October 26, 2020 10:12 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Heavy snowfall across the metro area has created slick roads for drivers across New Mexico.
The Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office reopened northbound and southbound I-25 between Avenida Cesar Chavez and Isleta Pueblo overnight following multiple crashes.
NMDOT crews are working around the clock to plow snow and lay a salt mixture to help break up the ice and create more traction on the roads.
Snow has completely covered areas in the East Mountains.
KOB 4 spoke with residents in Cedar Crest who said they prepped early for the storm, and were excited to see winter stop by a little early.
“I love the snow. I love to play in it, and we've got animals and they like to play in it. You know, it is messy when it melts but I just think it's beautiful,” said Jennifer Lindauer, a Cedar Crest resident.
Other residents like Shaun Lundauer are reminding people to take things slow if they decide to hit the roads.
“Drive slow, drive real slow and be cautious of what's going on around you,” he said.
Storm conditions are expected to last through Wednesday.
#TrafficAlert BCSO & @NMStatePolice are currently shutting down North and South bound lanes of traffic on I-25 between mile marker 209 and Avenida Cesar Chavez due to hazardous weather conditions on the interstate. Please stay home! pic.twitter.com/6smuNUaWnn— BCSO (Sheriff) NM (@BCSDSheriff) October 27, 2020
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