ALBUQUERQUE – Parts of New Mexico are getting another dose of winter weather as a storm system brought a mix of snow, freezing rain and fog to the state.
Authorities were warning of difficult driving conditions on some roads, and park officials at Bandelier National Monument and Valles Caldera National Preserve in the Jemez Mountains opted to close early because of the conditions.
Crews at the Albuquerque airport were busy trying to keep the runways clear. No delays were reported.
The National Weather Service in Albuquerque says the precipitation was expected to continue into the night, with 6 to 10 inches of snow possible for the higher elevations and up to a foot on the mountain peaks.
Forecasters said mostly snow was falling over western, central and northeast New Mexico, while freezing rain was reported in the eastern plains.