The storm, the third to hit the state recently, spread heavy snow – up to a foot deep in places – throughout most of New Mexico, closing schools and major highways across the state.
Motorists sought emergency shelter overnight as state officials closed both directions of I-40 from Albuquerque to Gallup.
Many roads still remained closed Tuesday morning including I-25 between Las Cruces and Belen and I-10 between Lordsburg and Las Cruces.
Kerry Jones, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Albuquerque, said residents could expect another inch or two of snow throughout most of New Mexico, and to expect “bitter cold” with temperatures 15 below zero in some areas.
The storm even brought snow to southern New Mexico — a region usually spared the worst of winter blasts.
Thanks to Robert Stom for this link
“Shouldn’t it be called an Autumn or Fall storm?” asks Robert.
So much for global warming.