Arctic front brings heavy snow to northern NM

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 9, 2012 at 10:25 pm •  Published: December 9, 2012

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An arctic front has struck northern and central New Mexico, bringing in heavy snow and closing roads.

The state Department of Transportation reported Sunday that heavy snow created difficult driving conditions in parts of the state and forced the closure of Interstate 40 near Clines Corners.

Officials say snow along Interstate 25 from Glorieta Pass to the Colorado border forced some motorists off the road and Santa Fe officials reported multiple accidents on some parts of Interstate 25.

The National Weather Service reports the winter storm was expected to move southeast through late Sunday and early Monday.

The city of Santa Fe says city offices and its schools would open Monday on a two-hour delay.

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