Clear commute predicted for this afternoon

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By The Staff

The Los Alamos Public Schools, The Los Alamos County Courts and the Los Alamos National Laboratory are expecting a normal day today with no early dismissals.

Traffic conditions remain clear in Los Alamos County on the main roads. Side roads are passable though slippery and slushy in some places. Motorists heading out to Santa Fe, Española, and Albuquerque during the afternoon commute are urged to use caution when driving. Some of the roads, including U.S. 84 are slippery and slushy in places. N.M. 4 heading into White Rock from Santa Fe is slippery and slushy in places as well, according to the New Mexico Department of Transportation.

The National Weather Service forecast for Los Alamos County is predicting clear weather for the afternoon commute, with snow showers tapering off by 11 a.m. Temperatures expected to hit a low of 16 degrees sometime tonight with no snow in the forecast.

For skiers, snow plows have been keeping Camp May Road clear all morning, and Pajarito Ski Area staffers are reporting the road is clear.