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Taos Traffic Alerts
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 20:19:59.793
Expiration Date: unknown
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: New Mexico 47 northbound and southbound at mile marker 4
Description: Monday 2/2 from 4 am to 9 pm (Road Safe Traffic Systems) N_M 47 both directions at mile marker 4.5 (just north of U_S 60 at the railroad crossing) will be closed for railroad crossing repair. Detour posted using N_M 3_04 and U_S 60.
Post Date: 2015-01-30 15:16:04.561
Update Date: 2015-01-30 15:16:04.561
Expiration Date: Mon Feb 02 21:00:00 MST 2015
Title: New Mexico 152 from mile marker 22 to mile marker 37
Description: NM 152 from mile post 22-37 (San Lorenzo to Kingston) roadway is closed due to snow packed and icy conditions, intermittent snow is causing limited visibility. Please seek alternate route.
Post Date: 2015-01-30 10:20:54.894
Update Date: 2015-01-30 15:04:24.377
Expiration Date: unknown
Title: Conditions exist throughout area.
Description: Tularosa and Alamogordo area Roads are wet from rain. Mountainous areas are receiving some light snow & rain mix. US 82, NM 244 and Sunspot NM 6563 are wet and slushy.
Post Date: 2015-01-30 10:03:20.94
Update Date: 2015-01-30 10:03:20.94
Expiration Date: unknown
Title: New Mexico 55 from mile marker 31 to mile marker 97 Estancia
Description: Estancia - Roads are wet. NMDOT crews are out salting, sandig and plowing. This event will be updated as conditions change.
Post Date: Fri Jan 30 03:56:13 MST 2015
Update Date: 2015-01-30 20:19:41.071
Expiration Date: Sat Jan 31 14:56:02 MST 2015
Title: US 285 from mile marker 384 Tres Piedras to mile marker 408
Description: Roads are snow packed and icy.
Post Date: 2015-01-30 03:43:18.501
Update Date: 2015-01-30 20:19:59.793
Expiration Date: unknown
Title: Interstate 40 eastbound and westbound from mile marker 240 Dahlia to mile marker 243 (MILAGRO)
Description: I-40 Roadwork from MP 239.179 to MP 243.000, (project is located between Clines Corners and Santa Rosa). Roadway Rehabilitation; both East bound and West bound are down to one lane as Construction is going on. Please drive with caution, obey the speed limit and other traffic control signing.
Post Date: Fri Oct 24 10:30:11 MDT 2014
Update Date: 2015-01-12 09:49:10.996
Expiration Date: unknown
Title: New Mexico 159 from mile marker 12 to mile marker 23
Description: NM 159 near Mogollon from mile marker 12 - 23 is now CLOSED for the Winter. Safety measures have been placed in order to secure the area for the traveling public. Please avoid this route until conditions change in 2015.
Post Date: Fri May 23 11:19:34 MDT 2014
Update Date: 2015-01-30 15:04:24.377
Expiration Date: unknown

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

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