Snowfall causes closures in Albuquerque, other communities

January 2, 2019

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The city of Albuquerque and the University of New Mexico were among numerous employers big and small closing offices and other facilities Wednesday due to snowfall that also caused road closures in the region.

Other employers closing municipal offices or having only essential personnel work Wednesday included the cities of Las Vegas and Rio Rancho along with Sandia and Los Alamos national laboratories and Kirtland Air Force Base, while state offices in Santa delayed openings by two hours.

The New Mexico Department of Transportation’s road-conditions website reported severe driving conditions in the Albuquerque, Moriarity and Gallup areas.

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for southwestern New Mexico where snowfall was expected to slowly taper off Wednesday evening.

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