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More than 100 crashes reported during Albuquerque snow storm

Brittany Costello
Updated: October 27, 2020 05:25 PM
Created: October 27, 2020 03:52 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- Crews from the City of Albuquerque are working around the clock to clear the roads of snow.

"We are expecting another storm. We don't know if it's going to be as intense as we had last night, but again, we would just ask the public if you don't need to travel this evening or early in the morning please do not do so," said Pat Montoya, director of the Department of Municipal Development. 

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Montoya said crews covered around 1,700 miles of road Monday night.

Despite making an effort to clear the roads, the Albuquerque Fire Department and Albuquerque Fire Rescue responded to 133 crashes. 

"As is almost always the case in our city, the first snow, especially, brings a high number of crashes," said Mayor Tim Keller.

APD will be limiting its response throughout the remainder of the storm.

"The decision was made that we would only respond to priority calls, and any calls that could be postponed or taken over the telephone that would be occurring," said Interim Chief Harold Medina. "We will continue that into the evening."


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