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APD and BCSO Responding to Multiple Crashes Due to Winter Storm

Posted By: ABQRAW staff

Posted On: 02/10/2024 @ 9:50 AM

UPDATE 2: 02/10/2024 @ 10:10 AM

UPDATE 3: 02/10/2024 @ 11:10 AM

UPDATE 4: 02/10/2024 @ 11:45 AM

UPDATE 5: 02/10/2024 @ 12:45 PM

UPDATE 6: 02/10/2024 @ 4:55 PM

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Albuquerque Metro -

Officers from the Albuquerque Police Department and deputies from the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office are responding to multiple crashes around the Albuquerque Metro area and in the East Mountains.


Drivers are advised to exercise caution if you must go out today amidst the winter blast. BCSO put out a tweet on X (formerly known as Twitter) advising Albuquerque and East Mountain residents to if at all possible please stay home and stay off the roads.


When we last checked, I-40 Eastbound was snarled with a wreck in the right hand lanes. There were also accidents reported on I-40 Westbound and 6th, I-40 Eastbound and 98th and Eastbound Paseo at Unser. The accident at Eastbound Paseo at Unser has closed this area of travel.


The City of Albuquerque has also informed the media that as of this posting, all ART routes have been paused. Reportedly, an ART bus just jackknifed at Central and Lomas.


Please be aware that if you are in an accident, APD and BCSO are currently handling an extremely high volume of calls. It may take some time for them to respond. Additionally, if your accident does not involve injuries, a dispatcher may request that you exchange insurance information and submit a report online, as they don't have enough officers or deputies to respond to all of the accidents that are occurring. Please be understanding, they are doing their absolute best to handle all the calls coming in.


UPDATE:

Police are currently blocking the exit ramp for I-40 Westbound at 6th, by the Love's, as it is extremely icy.


The New Mexico State Police will now be handling any possible interstate closures, and APD will be handling city/side street closures.


If you rarely drive on snow, just pretend you're taking your grandma to church. Also imagine there are large pots of pozole and menudo in the back seat (precious cargo) grandma is wearing a new dress and holding a crock pot full of chile con queso.


UPDATE 2:

The City has announced they are closing the BioPark for today.


UPDATE 3:

At 10:30 AM, the City sent out an update which said "Due to severe weather, all ART service is temporarily suspended until further notice. All passengers are encouraged to walk toward the nearest 66 route bus stop for service. For up to date information on bus schedules and delays, residents may use the Transit App, free to download on your mobile device."


You can find more information about ART updates HERE.


Update 4:

Here are some photos from various NM DOT cams for the ABQ Area:



UPDATE 5:

Just after 12:30 PM, the City of Albuquerque announced that as a result of the severe storm, the Parks and Recreation Department will be closing several facilities today. These include:

·       Jerry Cline & Sierra Vista Tennis Facilities

·       All City golf courses

·       All City pools

·       Open Space Visitor Center will be closing early at 3 p.m.


You can find more information about City of Albuquerque closures HERE and HERE.


Just after 1:00 PM, the City announced that the ART routes are back to regular service. You can find that information HERE.


UPDATE 6:

Around 4:45 PM, BCSO announced that one lane of westbound I-40 at the 171 in the East Mountains is closed due to a traffic crash. The East Mountains are still experiencing inclement weather. BCSO is advising drivers to please reduce your speed and drive with caution.




Photos from the NMDOT cams earlier this morning








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