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Ruidoso Traffic Alerts
Title: New Mexico 72 eastbound and westbound from mile marker 0 to mile marker 36
Description: SEASONAL CLOSURE: NM 72 from mile post 0 to mile post 36 (Raton to Folsom), winter seasonal road closure. Gates will be locked during the winter months. Please find an alternative route.
Post Date: Wed Jan 21 08:27:55 MST 2015
Update Date: 2015-01-27 10:39:00.072
Expiration Date: Wed Apr 01 12:00:00 MDT 2015
Title: US 285 from mile marker 1 to mile marker 204 Vaughn
Description: Road striping operations on US 285 from mile post 204 (Vaughn) to mp 0.0 (State-Line) are under suspension until April 2015. NMDOT Contact: Gabriel Ortega, PM - 575-626-2899 or Contractor San Bar Construction Superintendent Frank Sanchez - 505 280-6802.
Post Date: Thu Dec 04 11:03:01 MST 2014
Update Date: 2015-01-15 09:52:15.639
Expiration Date: unknown
Title: New Mexico 68 from mile marker 14 to mile marker 29
Description: NM 68 - Velarde to Taos Canyon - Motorists are alerted for possible falling rocks and debris onto roadway.Roadway is wet and slushy. Advise to use caution. Crews are out monitoring roadway.
Post Date: Mon Jan 26 15:38:06 MST 2015
Update Date: 2015-01-30 13:56:43.349
Expiration Date: unknown
Title: New Mexico 549 from mile marker 23 to mile marker 25
Description: A portion of NM 549 east of Deming is CLOSED due to roadway construction. The contracotr is currently reconstruction the bridge along this route. The NMDOT has posted detours and traffic control alerting motorists of this workzone. Please proceed with caution.
Post Date: Mon Aug 25 11:35:04 MDT 2014
Update Date: 2015-01-30 15:04:24.377
Expiration Date: Mon Jun 01 00:00:00 MDT 2015
Title: Interstate 10 eastbound and westbound from mile marker 151 (MESQUITE) to mile marker 155 (VADO)
Description: The NMDOT with El Terrero Construction has the west and eastbound ramps at Mesquite open. The Vado west and eastbound on and off ramps are CLOSED. Motorists may access the Mesquite or Anthony exits and utilize the frontage roads. Traffic control is posted alerting motorists to reduce speed throughout the work zone as heavy equipment and workers are present. Proceed with caution.
Post Date: Mon Apr 07 09:13:13 MDT 2014
Update Date: 2015-01-30 15:04:24.377
Expiration Date: unknown
Title: US 64 eastbound and westbound from mile marker 175 to mile marker 223 Tres Piedras
Description: US 64 - Tierra Amarilla -Tres Piedras - ROADWAY CLOSED - Roadway is closed due to heavy snowfall, slick roads and hazardous road conditions. NMDOT Crews are salting, sanding and plowing roadway. This event will be updated as conditions changed
Post Date: Fri Jan 30 14:16:43 MST 2015
Update Date: 2015-01-30 14:17:38.19
Expiration Date: unknown
Title: Conditions exist throughout area.
Description: Roads are wet. Visibility is limited due to light snow.
Post Date: 2015-01-30 06:49:07.992
Update Date: 2015-01-30 06:49:07.992
Expiration Date: unknown
Title: New Mexico 122 eastbound and westbound from mile marker 21 to mile marker 37
Description: Roads are snow packed and icy. Blowing snow is resulting in low visibility. Please drive with caution, reduce speed and obey all posted traffic signs. This event will be updated as conditions change.
Post Date: 2015-01-30 04:42:27.577
Update Date: 2015-01-30 04:42:27.577
Expiration Date: unknown
Title: Interstate 25 northbound and southbound from mile marker 303 to mile marker 460 (RATON PASS/PORT OF ENTRY)
Description: FAIR DRIVING CONDITIONS: I-25 mile post 303 to mile post 460 (Rowe to Raton), roadway is wet some icy spots. Crews are out plowing, salting and cindering. Please drive with caution and reduce your speed.
Post Date: Fri Jan 30 04:41:51 MST 2015
Update Date: 2015-01-30 15:35:53.278
Expiration Date: Sat Jan 31 15:36:03 MST 2015

For official NM traffic info visit: New Mexico DOT Traffic Site

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