Parts of New Mexico Crippled by Epic Snowstorm

December 28, 2015

New Mexico had to deal with the fallout of a record-breaking snowstorm that crippled parts of the state, leaving a trail of traffic accidents and shutdowns.

In Albuquerque, police say officers responded to 178 weather-related accidents by 9:30 p.m. just by Saturday. About 58 involved people with injuries.

Officials also shut down a stretch of Interstate 40 leading to the Texas border because of hazardous driving conditions.

Police spokesman Fred Duran says hotels along I-40 were full and had to turn people away.

Winter StormThe National Weather Service says it is expecting historic snowfall totals.

Meteorologists say snow drifts more than 7 feet have been reported as blizzard conditions continue to slam central and eastern portions of the state.

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