SANTA FE (KRQE) - It seems the third time might be the charm for getting snow out of the latest round of winter storms.
In the last few days Albuquerque has experienced strong winds and some snow, Monday the city experienced both.
Driving in the metro area was fine, the roads were dry until drivers got to the Tramway Boulevard exit and instantly were greeted with a wall of snow and the road completely covered.
The storm may have taken the Department of Transportation by surprise as well because the northbound lanes of I-25 were snow packed with ice underneath. A few plow trucks were seen on the southbound lanes around 3:30 Monday morning.
Just north of Bernalillo, Albuquerque saw a brief break in the bad conditions then it was clear from Algodones to Santo Domingo.
This snow is sticking and sticking fast. Even if the DOT has a chance to clear the roadway, conditions will continue to diminish.
Icy and snowy roads are not the only problems New Mexicans will have to deal with Monday morning; the winds are also causing issues.
Albuquerque had gusts that swayed cars side to side.
So far, NMroads.com is reporting the only road closed in the state at this time is NM 72 near Folsom which is outside Raton.
This is due to high winds, reduced visibility and blowing snow.
Deputies were led on a chase around 4 p.m. Monday after a person called 911 to report their vehicle had been stolen and was being driven recklessly around Albuquerque.
New Mexico could have hundreds of millions of dollars more to spend as legislators get ready to put together next year's budget in the upcoming legislative session.
Organizers of the Gildan New Mexico Bowl are hoping to shed the disappointing attendance numbers that weighed down the event last year when the Colorado State Rams and the Washington State Cougars face off Dec. 21.
A Roswell man is facing child abuse charges because of what he allegedly did to his girlfriend's 4-year-old son.
Bad news at the gas pump: Prices are rising.
Gov. Susana Martinez helped unveil the state wreath Monday at the Capitol Rotunda as part of the Wreaths Across America program which is designed to ensure every veteran who has given their life is remembered during the holidays.