New Mexico Department of Transportation snow plows. Courtesy/NMDOT
SANTA FE – The weather over the next few days is already posing challenges for drivers in some areas of New Mexico.
The first of two forecasted winter storms has already ushered in bitterly cold temperatures as well as snow, freezing rain and high winds to some regions. New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) crews are working around the clock to keep state maintained roads safe and clear for motorists. They are patrolling, plowing and spreading salt and sand on these roadways and will do so throughout these storms.
The NMDOT urges motorists to please use caution when driving on wet, snowy and icy roads and to please watch out for snow plows that are working to keep the roads safe.
The department posts road condition updates as they are reported from crews in the field on its www.nmroads.com website. Those updates also are linked to the NMDOT’s 511 phone hotline.