Latest winter storm blankets parts of New Mexico in snow

New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – It snowed almost all day in the Albuquerque metro on Thursday, and although it has slowed down a bit, it looks like the flurries will continue into the night.

For the most part, the snow did not affect the roads. Out in Rio Rancho where it hit the hardest, students were released from school early on Thursday. No major problems were reported due to the snow in that area, but it did create a lot of slush on the roads.

Over on Tramway near Academy where they typically face problems during winter weather, the roads were mostly just wet. As for people driving on I-40 Thursday night, there is a little snow build up on the sides, and again, more wet roads.

People who KRQE News 13 spoke with say this taste of winter weather in the metro is not a big issue for them.

“I like the coldness, I like the coldness, honestly, because we don’t really get that, you know what I mean? So it’s pretty nice,” Alicia Chavez said.

“It’s just like, it snows for a little bit, then it melts away so we don’t really get snow,” Regina Telles said.

Albuquerque city officials say they were prepared for this latest round of winter weather. They say they will have crews patrolling all parts of the metro through the morning, ready to clear any snow that accumulates from the roads.

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