Winter storm hits New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Snow flurries from a winter storm are decreasing but more snow is forecast and driving conditions remain difficult on some northeastern New Mexico highways. Meanwhile, schools in several cities are closed or delaying their openings.

Schools in Rio Rancho will be closed Thursday due to poor road conditions in the Albuquerque suburb. Albuquerque's public schools are delaying their starts by two hours.

Winter weather advisories remain in effect. The National Weather Service says more snow is expected in western New Mexico, with expanded coverage Thursday night.

Difficult driving conditions are reported on a 133-mile stretch of Interstate 40 between Clines Corner and just short of the Texas line. Fair conditions are reported on a 157-mile mile stretch of Interstate 25 between Rowe and Raton.

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