NMSP Remind Truck Drivers To Drive In Right Lane

NMSP News:

The New Mexico State Police would like to remind drivers of Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMV) of the new law passed in July of 2023 regarding driving in the right lane. New Mexico Senate Bill 102, Section 1. 66-7-376 NMSA 1978, a truck tractor shall not be driven in the left lane of a roadway except under provisions as outlined by the bill.

Failure to obey could result in a penalty assessment of two hundred fifty dollars ($250) for the first and second offenses and five hundred dollars ($500) for the third offense.

The NMDOT will continue to place official signage on New Mexico Roadways to remind Read More

New Mexico State Police Conducting Sobriety Checkpoints And Saturation Patrols In Counties Across State In December

NMSP News:

State Police (NMSP) will be conducting sobriety checkpoints, saturation patrols; and registration, insurance, and driver’s license checkpoints in all New Mexico counties during December 2023.

NMSP is bringing awareness to these events to reduce impaired driving-related fatalities through continued media attention and intensive advertising.

These checkpoints are helping to change society’s attitude about driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs.

Hundreds of lives could be saved each year if every driver had the courage to make the right decision Read More

Posts From The Road: The Strand In Galveston

Strand Architecture: The Victorian era architecture can be seen throughout the Strand district in Galveston, Texas. The district has evolved into a popular dining and entertainment area of Galveston. On the left of this photo, cranes  operating at the Galveston Harbor are only a block away. Photo by Gary Warren/

Shops & Restaurants: The lower floors of most buildings within the Strand are now shops and restaurants. The area also boast entertainment venues and several hotels. The Strand  has become known as the ‘heart of Galveston’. Photo by Gary Warren/ Read More

Downtown Los Alamos & White Rock Transit Center Survey 


Los Alamos County, in coordination with its transit partners (Atomic City Transit, New Mexico DOT Park & Ride, North Central Regional Transit District and Los Alamos National Laboratory), has partnered with consulting firm Stantec to evaluate locations for a potential new transit center in Los Alamos and/or White Rock.

Los Alamos County invites the local and regional community to take part in a survey regarding existing and future transit use and preferences.

The 15-question survey will take approximately 8 minutes to complete, and will be available until 5 p.m. on Friday, Read More

County Traffic Alert: Avoid Travel If At All Possible Until Weather Conditions Improve


Due to inclement winter weather and difficult road conditions in Los Alamos County, travel is slow and roads are periodically being closed to clear accidents and snow.

The County is encouraging residents to avoid travel if at all possible until conditions improve. “All travelers should be cautious and stay off the roads until conditions improve.” Read More

Traffic Alert UPDATE: N.M. 502/N.M. 4 Westbound Now Open At Totavi Hill

Los Alamos County has announced that N.M. 502/N.M. 4 westbound, which was closed by the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) at Totavi Hill near the Tewa Gas Station earlier this morning due to inclement weather is now reopened.

NMDOT was able to make two passes of sand. Use extreme caution, as there are several unattended vehicles on the shoulder. Motorists should stay in the sanded travel lanes. ALL travel is heavily discouraged until conditions improve.

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Road Conditions This Morning In Los Alamos & White Rock

Road conditions this morning on Central Avenue looking west from 15th Street. Courtesy/LAC webcam 

Road conditions this morning on Central Avenue looking south from 15th Street. Courtesy/LAC webcam 

View of the road conditions this morning on Diamond Drive near Trinity Drive. Courtesy/LAC webcam

Road conditions this morning on Diamond Drive along the Los Alamos County Golf Course. Courtesy/LAC webcam

View of road conditions this morning on N.M. 502 along the Los Alamos County Airport looking east. Courtesy/LAC webcam

View of road conditions this morning on N.M. 502 along the Los Alamos Read More

Alert: Police Urge Caution As Winter Storm Approaches Los Alamos County

LAPD News:

As Los Alamos County braces for a winter storm forecast to begin this evening, Nov. 29, the Los Alamos Police Department is urging motorists to use caution when traveling in winter weather.

LAPD Urges Motorists To Follow These Tips:

  • Decrease your speed – Speed is a leading factor among winter crashes.
  • Increase the distance between you and the next vehicle – Additional distance will allow for the extra time needed to stop.
  • Check the tread on your tires – Good tire tread should be 6/32 or deeper. Consider replacing older tires or rotating your tires.
  • Replace worn windshield
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