Slick roads cause dangerous driving conditions throughout Albuquerque


A quick snowstorm Tuesday morning brought school and city closures throughout New Mexico.

Road conditions in Albuquerque made it an adventure for people trying to get to work, with cars slipping and sliding all over the roads. 

The skies are clear now, but Tuesday morning the storm brought a lot of snow, leading to difficulties for people on the road. 

“Up in the Heights where I came from this morning, it was completely snow covered roads. Icy enough that I actually got into a very small accident, bumped my tire and was late to work because of it,” said Michael Waxman of Albuquerque. 

He wasn’t the only one to get into a crash. One man who KRQE News 13 spoke to knew just how slick the roads would be, which is why he decided to walk to work instead. 

“The parking lot was nice and smooth driving, and as I was at the street I said, ‘No, I’m not going to deal with it.’ I work two miles away from home and I have time to walk,” Michael Ray said. 

It’s a decision I’m sure many drivers wish they could have made, as the city says it responded to 22 accidents with injuries and 79 accidents without injuries Tuesday morning. 

The slick conditions even resulted in a city bus having to be towed off Coors because it couldn’t make it up the hill.

The city says as night falls, the wet roads could freeze all over again. 

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