PHOTOS: Central New Mexico sees snow-covered roadways Thursday

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NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – The New Mexico Department of Transportation is reporting widespread difficult driving conditions in the central region of the state on Thursday, February 18. Roads are reportedly wet and snow-packed with icy spots.

Light snow may cause limited visibility. Severe driving conditions are reported on I-25 from mile marker 303, 19 miles north of Santa Fe to mile marker 323, Aurora. NMDOT also reports severe driving on US 64 from mile marker 178 El Vado to mile marker 199.

The Albuquerque Police Department shut down I-40 eastbound off-ramps from San Mateo to Eubank due to extremely icy conditions. The APD Traffic Twitter account is reporting multiple crashes in the metro area.

Snow in Laguna, New Mexico on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021 | Courtesy Dave Chester
Snow in Mimbres, New Mexico on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021 | Courtesy Margaret Streams

Snow in Eddy County on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021 | Courtesy Randy Bock
I-40 eastbound at Wyoming on Feb. 18, 2021 | KRQE Photojournalist Kenneth McGlothin
I-40 eastbound at Wyoming on Feb. 18, 2021 | KRQE Photojournalist Kenneth McGlothin
Snow in northeast heights in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Feb. 18, 2021 | KRQE Photojournalist Kenneth McGlothin
Snow in Española on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021. (courtesy Fred Archuleta)
Snowfall in Artesia on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021. (courtesy Josh S.)
Artesia snow on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021. (courtesy Armando Lucero)
Ice is seen on a roof in Ruidoso, New Mexico on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021. (courtesy Joe Carter)
Ice is seen on a roof in Ruidoso, New Mexico on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021. (courtesy Joe Carter)

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