More snow expected in Santa Fe as winter storm rolls through
SANTA FE, N.M. — Authorities closed Interstate 25 twice near Santa Fe due to ice and snow covering the roadway Thursday.
Northbound I-25 was closed at mile marker 294/Valencia around noon. According to NMDOT, that was due to a jack-knifed semi-truck.
“Earlier this morning, we had a few stuck vehicles but those were quickly freed and of course, on I-25 northbound, we did have a few commercial vehicles that got stuck, but those have all been freed and traffic is moving normally now,” said Jim Murray with NMDOT.
NMDOT crews were out pre-treating the roads at around midnight, just in time for the snow to start falling early Thursday.
“We have been out since midnight salting and sanding as needed, and they will continue to do so,” Murray said. “Once the sun goes down, any wet roads will have a tendency to ice over. Anyone driving this evening should use extra care.”
State Police closed the Glorieta exit on I-25 southbound for NMDOT to clear roads. I-25 was also closed near the Santo Domingo Pueblo exit due to a crash.
NMDOT is warning drivers to give snowplows room to work. The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office is advising people to stay home if they don’t have to travel.
All Santa Fe Public Schools were closed Thursday. Santa Fe city offices were also closed.
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