Travel discouraged on I-25 near Wagon Mound due to extreme wind, toppled semis

New Mexico

It’s been a treacherous drive along New Mexico’s highways Wednesday with wind gusts reaching up to 100 mph in some areas.  State Police are busy dealing with everything from toppled over semi-trucks to a train derailment. 

“A 22-car train derailed due to high winds that are coming in today,” State Police Officer Dusty Francisco said. 

A train derailed just outside of Logan. Police say the train fell about 40 to 50 feet off of the bridge. State Police tweeted some pictures around noon Wednesday, saying wind speeds are to blame. Right now, police are unsure what the train was carrying, but they say no injuries have been reported. 

Thursday, travel is discouraged on I-25 between mile marker 364 and 419 near Wagon Mound. 

“State Police are handling numerous crashes up on Interstate 25 just north of Wagon Mound,” Officer Francisco said. 

Multiple semi-trucks and even an RV toppled over along I-25 because of nearly 80 mph wind gusts.  

State Police are asking any high profile vehicles to stay off the road until the wind dies down. NMDOT also urges extreme caution in this area due to difficult driving conditions.

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