More snow and wind to make trouble for weekend truckers

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Snowstorms will make freight movement a bit tricky this weekend in parts of the western U.S. Snow should not come as a big surprise since it’s late December, but truckers certainly need to be prepared if they have to drive through New Mexico, the Cascades, the northern Rockies, and Wyoming.

Heavy snow has been falling since Thursday night across the southern Rockies of New Mexico, with 12- to 20-inch totals expected for the highest elevations south of Albuquerque and Santa Fe, as well as their adjacent high plains. The snow won’t let up in many of these areas until late tonight (Friday), along with blowing snow and white-out conditions due to wind gusts of 40 to 50 mph. Road closures can’t be ruled out along portions of I-25 and I-40.

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