Weather advisory

From Ken De Los Santos, emergency management director for Clovis and Curry County, on this weekend’s weather for Curry and Roosevelt County:

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 6 PM MST

THURSDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 6 PM MST THURSDAY.

WINTER WEATHER DEVELOPING DURING THE DAY ON THURSDAY WILL PRODUCE SPOTTY AREAS OF FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET MAINLY SOUTH AND EAST OF A LINE FROM CLOVIS TO RUIDOSO ON THURSDAY…WITH FREEZING RAIN EXPANDING IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY ON THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET MAY GLAZE ROADS IN SPOTS…ESPECIALLY ALONG HIGHWAY 70…HIGHWAY 285…AND HIGHWAY 380. CONDITIONS WILL BE MOST HAZARDOUS OVER BRIDGES AND CULVERTS AND IN SHADED SPOTS.

FREEZING RAIN MAY CONTINUE INTO THURSDAY EVENING BEFORE TAPERING OFF OVERNIGHT.

IF DRIVING OVER THE EASTERN PLAINS MAINLY SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 40 ON THURSDAY…CHECK THE LATEST FORECASTS AND STATEMENTS BEFORE SETTING OUT AND PLAN ON EXTRA TIME TO GET WHERE YOU ARE GOING SAFELY.

BE ALERT TO CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND TAKE PRECAUTIONS IF TRAVEL IS NECESSARY.