Taos County declares state of emergency following storm

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TAOS, N.M. – Taos County commissioners declared a State of Emergency Wednesday after a snow squall resulted in large, uncontrollable damage to Taos communities.

Kit Carson Electric Cooperative reported about 20 broken power poles.

Crews will be working throughout the night to restore power.

Across the state, the storm’s high winds caused multi-vehicle crashes, toppled trees and sent Christmas decorations flying.

The Taos County Department of Emergency Management will have the Mobile Command Unit at the Taos County Juan I. Gonzales Agriculture Center at 202 Chamisa Road, Taos, New Mexico. There will also be a shelter set up for those that have been affected by the emergency.