LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (KRQE) - The Los Alamos area is dealing with rockslides and mudslides, along with downed power lines and plenty of other problems from the incessant wave of storms swamping the state.
East Jemez road just a few minutes outside of downtown Los Alamos is one of many streets and highways closed by high water and debris at the height of Friday's rain storm.
Water raging in an arroyo along state road 502 on the way into Los Alamos tore down a power line with police closing a nearby gas station just to keep people out of the area.
Police and a crew with New Mexico gas also monitored a gas line worried about any storm damage.
For about two hours, police say they closed nm 502 west of Los Alamos, nm 4 out of white rock and nm 501 because of rockslides, mudslides and flooding endangering drivers.
"Some of the mountains here have eroded, and there's unstable boulders, small rocks, mud and dirt that has washed onto the roadways," said Los Alamos Police Department Commander Preston Ballew.
Ballew said he's never seen it rain so much for so long in his eight years in Los Alamos.
The National Weather Service says the area has gotten at least 6 inches of rain since Tuesday.
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