Heavy snow in NM sparks delays, 1 fatal crash

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 10, 2012 at 3:27 pm •  Published: December 10, 2012

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Heavy snows and icy roads have left parts of New Mexico with forced delays, dangerous driving conditions and at least one person dead.

New Mexico State Police say at least one person was killed Sunday in a weather related car crash, forcing the temporarily closure of Interstate 25 south of Santa Fe.

Police identified the woman as 54-year-old Dorothy Mullins of Santa Fe. Her truck had slid, hit a road barrier and came to rest in the northbound lanes before it was struck by another vehicle.

The winter storm also forced the temporary closure of Interstate 40 in Clines Corners where two semi-trucks were jack knifed.

Both highways were open Monday, but state transportation officials urged motorists to be careful and expect delays.

The weather forced some northern New Mexico cities and towns Monday to open on a two-hour delay.

by Bryan Painter
Assistant Local Editor
Bryan Painter, assistant local editor, has 31 years’ experience in journalism, including 22 years with the state's largest newspaper, The Oklahoman. In that time he has covered such events as the April 19, 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah...
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