I vote we change the name "Global Warming" to "Global Weather Chaos"!!!!
Storm Dumps 3 Feet of Snow on N.M. Town
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LAS VEGAS, N.M. - A slow-moving storm dumped 2 to 3 feet of snow on parts of northern and eastern New Mexico, closing major highways, schools and some
government offices Tuesday.
"I've lived here for all my life, and this is one of the worst as far as how quick it (snow) accumulates," said Steve Lucero, owner of a tow truck
service at Las Vegas, where 2 feet of snow had fallen since the storm developed Monday.
The heaviest snowfall was 34 inches at Mineral Hill, a small community about 15 miles west of Las Vegas, said Kerry Jones, a meteorologist with the
National Weather Service (news - web sites) in Albuquerque. The Sipapu Resort ski area in northern New Mexico reported 28 inches and the Angel Fire
Resort ski area reported 18.
Snow also fell across much of the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles.
Packed snow glazed roads throughout northern and eastern New Mexico.
"Just as quick as they clean them, they get snowpacked again," Lucero said. He said one of his own tow trucks got stuck trying to pull a
tractor-trailer rig out of a ditch.
Sections of Interstate 40, New Mexico's primary east-west highway, and Interstate 25, the main north-south artery, were closed east and north of
Rows of tractor-trailer rigs queued up at Las Vegas, while other motorists scrambled to find hotel rooms. The Red Cross opened a shelter in Las Vegas
for travelers who couldn't find a vacancy late Monday.
State offices were closed Tuesday for nonessential employees in areas hit by snow, Mahesh said.
Schools closed because of the snow included the University of New Mexico.
it's the middle of march!!! Isn't Navada a desert???