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Winter storm leads to closures, delays around New Mexico

February 19, 2019

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An overnight storm that is still dumping snow has prompted more than 200 closures and delays across New Mexico.

Albuquerque Public Schools and the University of New Mexico are among the agencies either closing buildings or opening two hours later Tuesday morning because of the weather.

Forecasters say as much as 6 inches (15 centimeters) of snow is expected in some areas of Albuquerque.

The City of Albuquerque says so far only non-essential services are opening later.

According to the National Weather Service, wind chill temperatures are in the single-digits in some places. The high temperature for the day is predicted to be in the mid-30s.

Meanwhile, Santa Fe could see between 4 and 9 inches (10 and 23 centimeters) of snow. As much as a 1 foot (0.3 meters) of snow could blanket I-25 between Glorieta and Raton.