Snowstorm hits parts of New Mexico

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ALQUBUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A winter storm churning its way through New Mexico on Monday is causing highway closures and prompted some urban schools and government offices to open late.

Parts of the state are getting several inches of snow and seeing blizzard-like conditions, with sections of Interstate 40 in eastern New Mexico temporarily being shut down Monday morning.

The state Department of Transportation also says parts of US 54 and US 84 near Santa Rosa are closed early Monday.

Difficult driving conditions are reported on I-40 near Tucumcari and on Interstate 25 near Colmor.

School openings are delayed by two hours in Santa Fe and in Albuquerque Public Schools' East Mountain schools.

City and county offices in Santa Fe also are delaying when they open Monday morning.