By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Rescuers Wednesday pulled a Texas family from a car that had been buried in a snowdrift for nearly two days on a rural New Mexico highway.
State police say rescuers had to dig through 4 feet of ice and snow to free the Higgins family of Santa Fe, whose red Yukon got stuck on U.S. 56 near Springer when a blizzard moved through the area Monday.
Police say David and Yvonne Higgins and their 5-year-old daughter were clinging to each other and lethargic when they were found about 2:45 Wednesday morning. The family is recovering at Miners Colfax Medical Center in Raton.
State police say they got a distress call and launched a search for the family Tuesday evening.