The Latest: Forecasters warn of hazardous travel conditions

Feb 10, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on wintry weather conditions in New Mexico (all times local): 3:20 p.m. Forecasters are warning of hazardous winter travel conditions due to snow and icy roads in parts of northern and northeastern New Mexico. The National Weather Service says conditions are expected to worsen late Saturday and early Sunday with varying amounts of snowfall in mountains of northern New Mexico and adjacent highlands along Interstate 25 between Glorieta and Raton passes. The Santa Fe area may see icy road conditions, and a dusting of snow is possible in the Albuquerque foothills. ___ 8:50 a.m. Forecasters say the weekend will bring wintry weather conditions to northern New Mexico. The National Weather Service says rain and mountain snow showers will dip below the Colorado line Saturday afternoon and the snow level will drop to valley bottoms by Saturday night. Forecasts call for about 6 inches (15 centimeters) of snow on Raton Pass, up to 3 inches (7.6 centimeters) in mountains east of Albuquerque and west of Las Vegas and up to 4 inches (10 centimeters) at Angel Fire and Red River. Travel conditions are expected to be satisfactory in most areas but Raton Pass late Saturday is expected to have a major impact from the cold front crossing the state.