ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A winter storm blasted New Mexico with snowfall and freezing temperatures Tuesday, closing some icy roads and littering others with fender-benders.
The morning commute in Albuquerque was lengthy and treacherous as motorists slowed to negotiate ice-covered roadways. Schools were closed in Albuquerque, Los Lunas and Rio Rancho and placed on a two-hour delay in Santa Fe.
On the state's east side, schools closed in Melrose, Tucumcari and San Jon.
The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning through 11 a.m. Wednesday, and forecasts called for up to 2 inches of snow in Albuquerque and greater accumulations in the northern mountains.
Public safety officials urged residents to avoid travel because of dangerous conditions.