Public Safety

Flash Flood Watch In Effect Beginning 2 p.m. Today

Courtesy/NWS

NWS News:

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Flash Flood Watch for a portion of North and Central New Mexico.

Areas included in the watch are the Jemez Mountains, Santa Fe metro area, South Central Highlands, lower Chama River valley, Albuquerque metro area, Estancia Valley, Lower Rio Grande Valley, Northwest Highlands, Sandia/manzano Mountains, Southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains above 9,500 feet, Southwest Mountains, West Central Highlands, west central mountains, West Central Plateau and west slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

  • 2 p.m. today through

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Cone Zone: Road Construction Week of Aug. 4

COUNTY News:

For more information about the projects listed below, e-mail lacpw@lacnm.us, call 505.662.8150 or visit the “Projects” link at www.losalamosnm.us. Please slow down and use caution within the construction work zones.

Central Avenue Improvements Project:
Central Avenue continues to be fully closed between 15th Street and the Post Office driveway. Access to the Post Office will be maintained. Vehicles will be detoured to Deacon Street and the Main Street driveway into Central Park Square is also closed. A pedestrian crossing is located near Starbucks and additional pedestrian


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Active Monsoon Pattern Through At Least Monday

NWS News:

Significant monsoon burst pattern will gradually transition to a more typical early August regime beginning Monday-Tuesday.

Until then, a very active pattern will continue especially central and western New Mexico. The focus for torrential rainfall will shift more into western areas of the state today through Sunday. However, any slow-moving thunderstorm will be capable of producing locally heavy downpours and at least localized flooding.

Timing Flash flooding will be most likely from Noon MDT to 6 p.m. today and again Sunday.   

Location Clusters of new


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NMDOT: Crews Clearing Debris & Unplugging Culverts

NMDOT News:

The New Mexico Department of Transportation has maintenance personnel monitoring roadways and clearing those affected by recent rainfall.

With more monsoon storms in the forecast, the NMDOT wants to assure the public that it is working around the clock to keep the roadways safe. This includes clearing debris on roads and unplugging culverts to prevent water from running onto roadways.

The NMDOT posts traffic updates as they are reported on its road advisory website at www.nmroads.com. That information can also be retrieved by calling the NMDOT road condition hotline at 511 or


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