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Rio Arriba County Emergency Services
Sunday December 15th, 2019 :: 07:45 p.m. MST

Advisory

Winter Storm Warning until 11:00PM

...ACCUMULATING SNOW CONTINUES ACROSS PARTS OF NORTHERN NM INTO MONDAY... .Periods of heavy snow will continue to spread over the higher terrain of northern New Mexico, to include the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and adjacent high plains near Raton. Additional accumulations of 4 to 8 inches with locally higher amounts of 10 plus atop the mountain peaks will cause impacts to travel and dangerous road conditions, focusing along I-25 at Raton Pass. Additional accumulations of 2 to 5 inches of the Tusas Mountains will keep winter storm conditions through the late evening tonight. Meanwhile, impactful snow has ended through the Chuska Mountains.

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Additional accumulations of 2 to 5 inches, except 1 to 2 inches along the U.S. 285 corridor.

* WHERE...Tusas Mountains Including Chama.

* WHEN...Until 11 PM MST this evening.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult with road closures possible. Visibility may be reduced below one half mile at times in heavier snowfall.

* AFFECTED AREAS: TUSAS MOUNTAINS INCLUDING CHAMA

Instructions:

If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. The latest road conditions for New Mexico can be obtained by calling 5 1 1, 1-800-432-4269, or visiting nmroads.com.

Address/Location
Rio Arriba County Emergency Services
1122 Industrial Park Rd
Española, NM 87532

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 575-747-1941

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Alert Details

Severity:
Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Urgency:
Expected - Responsive action SHOULD be taken soon (within next hour)
Certainty:
Likely (p > ~50%)
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
Winter Storm Warning

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