Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Icy Accident Kills 2 From Las Vegas.

Byline: Journal Staff Report

* Law enforcement agencies also report numerous minor traffic accidents following holiday storm

Two Las Vegas, N.M., residents died just after noon Monday on an icy road east of the city, the San Miguel County sheriff said Tuesday.

The deaths were the only fatalities reported in northern New Mexico as a result of the Christmas snowstorm that spread its blanket of ice and white into a second day.

Law enforcement agencies reported numerous minor accidents beginning Monday evening and overnight into Tuesday morning. Road conditions in San Miguel County improved throughout Tuesday but in the early afternoon worsened as heavy snow fell once again, said Sheriff Chris Najar. …

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