RIO RANCHO, N.M. (KRQE) - While most of the metro dodged major flood damage Saturday, parts of Rio Rancho got hammered yet again.
Roads were muddy and some were washed away, leaving officials with a big mess to deal with.
An overload of water and mud meant some in Rio Rancho residents spent their day off digging out of their driveways. Some had debris in them. Others were simply inaccessible.
Early morning rains took their toll on the northeast part of the city creating sloppy conditions that even had fire trucks stuck in the mud.
Perhaps the most dramatic example of the mess was on Monterey Road, just a stone's throw from N.M. 528. Half of that road collapsed at one arroyo crossing, leaving an area few drivers dared to cross.
Utility lines were also exposed and unearthed by the rain and standing puddles of water were sitting right off main roads. Rushing water also created mini canyons along the side of the road.
“This is the worst I've ever seen it and of course I might not get out today, so we'll see,” said resident Ronald Frazier on Saturday.
A city spokesperson said crews were expected to be out the rest of the day working north to south through neighborhoods to see what could be fixed.
Since Tuesday, Rio Rancho has been hit with nearly 4 inches of rain.
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John Smith with your forecast and Kim Vallez with your afternoon headlines.