TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, N.M. (KRQE) - Evacuations for areas south of Truth or Consequence were lifted Friday evening, but Sierra County is bracing for more weather this weekend.
Creeks overflowed in the Animas Creek and Las Palomas areas south of T or C forcing road closures and making some streets impassable.
The area received more than 5 inches of rain in just four days - the kind of rainfall long-time residents said they hadn't seen in decades.
"Not since 1977 has it been this bad," said T or C resident Robert Parks. "Most of the water came down from up above. The river was already full, backed up and it didn't have a place to go."
By late afternoon streets were reopened, and neighbors pitched in with tractors to move mud off roadways.
The National Guard is now in Sierra County on standby.
"They have vehicles that can get to places that we can't, and the military police can set up traffic control points," said Sheriff Joe Baca. "That frees up the sheriff's deputies and State Police to handle the calls for service and emergencies."
Santa Fe police are working on a new way to put a stop to busy burglars. Instead of throwing them in jail they want to put them rehab.
A winter storm warning has been issued for Albuquerque and surrounding areas through 11 p.m. Thursday.
Tempers flared Wednesday night at the Albuquerque Public Schools Board of Education meeting as the firestorm over teacher evaluations and student testing continues.
An Albuquerque man says an emergency vet clinic turned away his dying dog because he didn't have enough cash in his pocket to pay to save him. The dog later died.
Closing arguments wrapped up Wednesday in the final sentencing phase of John McCluskey's federal murder trial. The same jury that convicted him of killing an Oklahoma couple, must now decide whether McCluskey should face the death penalty.
Today’s top weather and news stories with Elizabeth Alvarez, Matt Mauro and meteorologist Kristen Van Dyke.
* Snow Storm
* Road Conditions
* N.E. Heights Winter Storm
*Weather in the West
* Sheriff Houston
* Toys for Tots
* Winter Weather Coverage
* Board of Education Meeting
* DWI Laws
* Anthony Stanford Sexual Harassment