SOCORRO COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – The New Mexico Department of Transportation and the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District worked to clear a clogged irrigation ditch that shut down a bridge in Socorro County. The bridge’s abutment on Highway 304 in Veguita was damaged last week after tumbleweeds, branches, and other foliage blocked floodwaters from flowing underneath.

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Crews reopened the bridge Friday after clearing debris and filling the damage with temporary asphalt millings. A permanent fix will be done once the weather is warmer.