DPS News

State Urges Awareness and Caution; Colder Temperatures and Winter Weather Conditions Expected Late Thanksgiving Day through Saturday


For More Information Contact:
Karen Takai, DHSEM (505) 476-0626
Matt Kennicott, NMDOT (505) 819-1402
National Weather Service, Albuquerque (505) 505-224-9007

Santa Fe, NM – Significantly colder air is forecast to reach northeast New Mexico early Thanksgiving Day, advancing south and west through Thursday night and Friday. The colder air will interact with rich sub‐tropical moisture moving northward ahead of a nearly stationary storm system to bring a wintry mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow to mainly central and eastern areas of the state late Thanksgiving day through Saturday. Accumulating snow will favor the northern mountains, central mountain chain and northeast highlands while the freezing rain threat will be greatest over east‐central New Mexico. Improving weather is expected late Saturday into Sunday. (more…)

State Police Checkpoints and Saturation Patrols in Counties Across the State in December 2015

Statewide — State Police will be conducting Sobriety Checkpoints, Saturation Patrols, and Registration, Insurance and Drivers’ License Checkpoints in all New Mexico counties during the month of December 2015. (more…)

Delayed Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash

Chaves County On Saturday, November 21, 2015 at approximately 11:45 p.m., officers from the New Mexico State Police responded to the scene of a fatal vehicle crash.  This crash involved a single vehicle and occurred on US 380 at the intersection of State Road 254, east of Roswell, New Mexico.  (more…)

Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash

Lea County – On Friday, November 20, 2015 at approximately 0628 hours, officers from the New Mexico State Police responded to the scene of a single vehicle crash. This crash occurred south of Hobbs on Nadine Road, east of State Road 18. (more…)

Missing Person – Endangered

MISSING: Marco Cobos was last seen November 17, 2015 in Las Cruces, New Mexico. If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Marco Cobos please contact the New Mexico State Police in Las Cruces at (575)392-2500. (more…)