Be careful out there. According to the National Weather Service, snow conditions are expected for Los Alamos all day and into the night. The forecast predicts about 7 to 9 inches, with “blowing snow” expected for the afternoon. Here is rundown of how the first winter storm of the season impacted the area Friday:
Passable, but be cautious. If you don’t have anything pressing to do, stay off the roads, officials advise.
N.M. 502 was closed briefly Friday morning for about 15 minutes but by mid-morning the road was plowed and sanded and normal travel had resumed.
“N.M. 502 is a priority for us in District 5, so we do everything possible to keep the roads in that area passable,” said Patricia Wolff, spokesperson for the New Mexico Department of Transportation.
As of late morning, all roads in the Los Alamos area were open.
Wolff also said to check back toinformation sources throughout the day, because conditions could change, especially when it comes to N.M. 502.
“We can’t speak for what’s going to happen an hour from now, but for the moment, the road is open,” she said at 10 a.m.
So far, things have been pretty tame, according to Randy Foster, acting chief of the Los Alamos Police Department.