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NM winter weather advisory prompts road warning

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) - A winter storm is moving into New Mexico, and police are urging drivers to take care.

The National Weather Service has winter weather advisories in effect into Wednesday.

Clovis Police Capt. Patrick Whitney warns drivers that ice could be hidden beneath a thin layer of snow on the streets.

He says drivers need to go slower and keep more distance from other vehicles since ice greatly reduces a vehicle's ability to stop and maneuver.

Whitney says the only two things that will allow a vehicle to stop safely are time and distance.

He says anti-lock brakes and four-wheel drive are not replacements.

The Santa Fe Office of Emergency Management says the approaching storm is a good reason to update emergency supplies.

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