Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Snow Sends Workers Home.

Byline: Journal Staff Reports

Slick Roads, Wrecks Reported in Area

Snowfall on the West Side forced the closure of the Sandoval County Judicial Complex on Tuesday and an early departure of city workers from Rio Rancho City Hall.

The roads froze over in Rio Rancho as darkness fell in the afternoon, and an increased number of automobile accidents were reported across the southern areas of Sandoval County and in Rio Rancho, police said.

"We've had our share of minor crashes today," Rio Rancho Department of Public Safety spokesman Sgt. John Francis said Tuesday.

Francis said the impact of the severe weather was mitigated by the regular holiday closure of Rio Rancho's public schools through Jan. …

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