ALBUQUERQUE – A storm dropped snow and pushed strong winds across much of northern and central New Mexico on Wednesday as authorities warned of difficult travel conditions in some areas.
A high wind warning was in effect into Wednesday afternoon in the Albuquerque area where the National Weather Service said gusts of up to 68 mph were recorded at the airport.
Snowfall accumulations were expected to range from several inches to up to a foot, the weather service said.
Low visibility and other travel impacts were expected in the Aztec and Bloomington area of San Juan County in northwestern New Mexico, along Interstate 40 east of the Sandia and Manzano mountains and on Interstate 25 between Santa Fe and Raton, the weather service said.
Weather conditions were expected to gradually improve Wednesday afternoon but another storm was expected to drop additional snow on the northern mountains and northwestern New Mexico late Thursday and into Friday, the weather service said.
Scattered closures include public schools in Gallup and Las Vegas.