Los Alamos received a blast of arctic weather as a cold front passed through the area Thursday and Friday.
Temperatures were in the teens but that did stop some construction workers at Smith’s Marketplace. The National Weather Service says bitter cold temperatures will continue to grip much of northern and central New Mexico, with freezing fog and flurries or light snow in some areas but limited impact overall.
Light freezing drizzle is forecast to expand across the eastern plains Friday night with occasional snow or sleet.
Forecasters say a storm system will move into the Four Corners region late Saturday and drop snow over the northern mountains.
The storm system dumped more than six inches of snow in Northern New Mexico Thursday, but Los Alamos was spared.
On Thursday, New Mexico State Police said Sandoval County sheriff’s Sgt. Robert Baron, 47, was transported to University of New Mexico Hospital after he was struck by a vehicle while directing traffic on Interstate 25 near the San Felipe Pueblo. Baron was listed in critical condition Thursday evening.
Sheriff Doug Wood and other members of the force were standing vigil with Baron’s wife and 10-year-old son as the sergeant remained in a medically induced coma.