Severe winter weather coming to New Mexico

Please buckle in as we prepare for the strong possibility of a major snowstorm between now and Wednesday. The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for Carlsbad and most of New Mexico running until 7 a.m. Wednesday. Snow totals of 4 to 10 inches are possible for our area. Normally we’d all be checking right now to see if school will be cancelled due to a snow day, but 2020 had other plans.

We will work to keep you posted about any road closures that might take place this week through the City’s Facebook page and web page. The Eddy County Office of Emergency Management page is also an excellent resource for updated information. Even light amount of ice and sleet will cause road conditions to be more hazardous. There’s also a chance of power outages or tree damage due to ice. Finally, please be especially careful when driving through the Guadalupe Mountains, as strong winds may make travel there especially difficult.

Personally, don’t forget to do a winter inspection of all vehicles and equipment, and please be especially careful while walking on sidewalks.

From the office of Mayor Dale Janway

Photo by Wesley Tingey on Unsplash

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