Treacherous road conditions continue into Wednesday
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Winter weather is continuing to cause treacherous road conditions in New Mexico, especially on I-40, Wednesday.
Near Albuquerque, westbound I-40 traffic was reduced to one lane at mile marker 181 near Sedillo Hill. Bernalillo County deputies were responding to a crash there, reported around 11:12 a.m. Wednesday.
Around 15 miles east of Gallup, a wreck was reported at mile marker 36 of eastbound I-40. The crash closed a lane of traffic and caused backups.
NMDOT reported severe driving conditions from the Arizona border to Fort Wingate and difficult conditions from Fort Wingate to Grants.
An NMDOT camera at I-40 and the Continental Divide showed the interstate was icy and snow-packed around 8:40 a.m. Wednesday. However, by 11:40 a.m., the roads appeared to be clearer.
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Brianna Wilson is working to gather more details about the treacherous weather we’ve seen for a story on KOB 4 Eyewitness News at 5.