Winter blast moves across New Mexico

New Mexico

Residents in some parts of New Mexico are getting their first taste of winter weather Monday.

Snow flurries and a brutal cold front has moved in across the north and east.

The winter blast moved into New Mexico Sunday afternoon. It’s a storm KRQE Meteorologist Kristen Currie says we typically see later in the season.

Currently, there is nothing major happening with the storm in the East Mountains, but light snow and gusty winds will reduce visibility and may cause problems for morning commuters.

Snow and rain will also make roads slippery in spots.

In northern New Mexico, NMDOT is reporting difficult driving around Santa Fe due to light snowfall that is causing roads to become snow packed and icy.

Further up north, I-25 near Wagon Mound, there are reports of some wet roads. NMDOT is also reporting that there are some areas that are snow packed and icy.

However, the pre-winter storm is bringing great news for some ski resorts in northern New Mexico.

According to the Ski Santa Fe website, as of Sunday, they were reporting four inches of snow. 

In Red River, from a cam, you can see streets are clear but grass and side areas have a good covering of snow.

In Taos Ski Valley and in Angel Fire the snow continues to come down hard. 

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