ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The metro got its first major snowstorm of the season which caused problems on the road.
The snow came down in the metro since about 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, and it seems every part of the city is getting a dose. Snow began to build up on the roads near Tramway and I-40, which was causing problems on some of the highways.
Westbound I-40 near Carnuel is reduced to one lane due to a crash, according to the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office. On the west side of town, the snow is also coming down.
Of course, be careful with the bridges. Drivers say Wednesday the bridges were getting icy, especially on Paseo Del Norte over the river where a car spun completely around and was facing oncoming traffic.
With all this snowfall, it makes downtown Albuquerque look scenic and Old Town like a winter wonderland. KRQE News 13’s crews did spot some snowplows along I-25 and Paseo del Norte, as well as I-25 and Comanche.
City and state crews have been preparing all day for the storm. Transportation crews will first hit the main arteries in and out of town, like I-25 and I-40, before moving on to secondary roads like Paseo del Norte.
By Thursday morning, the snow continued to fall near Coors and I-40. The City of Albuquerque put snowplows out on the roads to make for safer driving conditions.
By around 7 a.m. on Thursday, most roads have been cleared though most remained slushy. Commuters who must drive are encouraged to do so with caution.