New Mexico struggles with winter blast aftermath

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The National Weather Service says severe weather is expected to move from the northern and central part of New Mexico to the south, where winds and light snow will make travel difficult.

Meteorologist Kerry Jones says the area should expect wind and bitter cold weather, with temperatures 15 below zero in some parts.

Crews were working to clear snow and salt roadways.

Roads still closed Tuesday morning included Interstate 25 between Las Cruces and Belen, Interstate 10 between Lordsburg to Las Cruces and U.S. Highway 70 between Alamogordo and Las Cruces.

Motorists sought emergency shelter overnight as state officials closed both directions of Interstate 40 from Albuquerque to Gallup after blowing snow caused near-zero visibility. It was open Tuesday morning but traffic was moving slowly because of ice on the road.