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Traffic clears on N.M. 502 after two crashes

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It’s been a busy hour on the Los Alamos roadways for Los Alamos Police and Fire Departments and the New Mexico Game and Fish Commission.

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Traffic heading eastbound was in lengthy delays for about an hour as LAPD and LAFD respond to a pair of crashes on the Main Hill. As of 1:15 p.m., traffic continued to be backed up eastbound as law enforcement tended to two separate one-car accidents. by 1:30 p.m., traffic started to move and was close to back to normal.

Vehicles involved included a Ford station wagon and a Toyota truck. The accidents occurred within a few minutes of each other and they were both in the same proximity.

Police say that speed on a wet road was likely a factor in the accidents.

Rain also is forecast for the next three days.

Crews also were dispatched to a home on Barranca Mesa. There was a report of bear in a kitchen but by the time crews got there, the bear had escaped.