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Southwest blizzard causing difficult driving conditions

Police say that crews are working on plowing, salting and cindering but that drivers need to use caution and slow down.

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This NOAA satellite image taken on Dec. 19 at 12:45 a.m. EST shows cloud cover over the Southwest as low pressure over the region kicks up a mix of rain, freezing rain, and light snow through the night and early morning. Moist flow associated with this system holds clouds cover over Texas and Oklahoma with a few areas of light to moderate rain showers.

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New Mexico state police say a winter storm is causing difficult driving conditions on various roadways in the northern part of the state.

State police say that wet snow is accumulating on Interstate 25, U.S. Route 64, and state routes 434, 518, and 38.

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Police say that crews are working on plowing, salting and cindering but that drivers need to use caution and slow down.

Up to 15 inches of snow is expected in northeastern New Mexico as a winter storm crosses the state Monday.

The storm also is expected to bring gusty north winds and blizzard conditions along Interstates 25 and 40.

The storm also is expected to affect the Oklahoma and Texas panhandles, southwestern Kansas and southeastern Colorado.


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