Traffic Alert Update:
The Los Alamos Police Department is asking motorists to avoid driving roadways adjacent to large forested areas because of high winds and the danger of falling trees.
Fifty to 100 trees are down on N.M. 4 between the back gate and the Valles Caldera National Preserve.
LAPD and the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) are cutting a path through for stranded motorists. Large snow drifts also are present on areas of the roadway.
Traffic crews are receiving multiple reports of downed trees falling into roadways around Los Alamos County, especially those areas near heavily forested lands with large trees, such as West Jemez Road, N.M. 502, N.M. 501 and Camp May Road.
N.M. 4 continues to be CLOSED in both directions at West Jemez (N.M. 501 – The Back Gate), as well as Camp May Road.