SANTA FE ― The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) announced that Interstate 40 is reopening in the eastbound direction to the Texas state line.
The opening is occuring in phases so that traffic can be controlled and cleared in an orderly manner. Crews from NMDOT worked throughout the night in order to have I40 reopened.
Santa Rosa and Tucumcari have already been reopened to travelers. Moriarty will open at 9 a.m., and Albuquerque will open at 9:30 a.m.
NMDOT urges drivers to use caution when traveling on the roadways. Some snow packed and icy conditions still exist throughout the state, especially in the southeast region. Crews are still out plowing and spreading salt and cinder to make roadways safe for travel.
In addition, to help make further progress on the snow in the southeast, heavy equipment has been sent from the northern part of the state to the Roswell area to help reopen U.S. 285.
Crews will continue working throughout the day to make progress on removing the snow. Both Texas and Oklahoma had shut down I-40 travel across their states on Sunday. New Mexico kept I40 closed as well, until conditions improved.
Motorists should check www.NMRoads.com or dial 511 for the latest conditions in their area before traveling.