Removed from NM Roads, Patrol has cleared roadway.
Difficult Driving Conditions in Glenwood
Cliff Patrol has reported NM 174 with low water crossing flooded and debris. Please drive with caution, reduce speed and obey all posted traffic signs. The NMDOT is out monitoring roadways. This event will be updated as conditions change.
ROAD REOPENED in Glenwood
NM 174 is now open to the gate at milepost 4. The Gila National Forest will keep the gate closed but the Catwalk Recreational site is open to hikers.
ROAD CLOSUE in Glenwood
NM 174 is closed at the Catwalk, milepost 4 due to roadway flooding. The Gila National Forest has also closed the Catwalk Recreational site. If roadway dips and low areas are running, do not cross, seek an alternate route. NM 1 is closed due to debris in roadway. Please drive with caution, reduce speed and obey all posted traffic signs. The NMDOT is out monitoring roadways. This event will be updated as conditions change.
HEAVY RAIN THREAT EXPECTED FOR SOUTHWEST NEW MEXICO FRIDAY INTO THIS WEEKEND... An approaching low pressure system from the east will usher in additional moisture across much of eastern Arizona and southwest New Mexico this weekend and allow for widespread showers and thunderstorms through much of Friday and Saturday. Locally heavy rainfall will cause flooding to occur across much of the Gila Wilderness and NM Bootheel, along with isolated flooding across the desert lowlands and I-10 corridor between the AZ state line and Deming.
Upper Gila River Valley-Southern Gila Highlands/Black Range-Eastern
Black Range Foothills-West Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below
7500 Feet-Sacramento Mountains Above 7500 Feet-East Slopes
Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet-
Including the cities of Sunspot, Pinon, Winston, Gila Hot Springs,
Lake Roberts, Sacramento, Timberon, Kingston, Fort Bayard, Silver
City, Mayhill, Buckhorn, Cloudcroft, Mescalero, Mule Creek, Mountain
Park, Hillsboro, Apache Summit, and Cliff
228 AM MDT Sun Jul 18 2021
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM NOON MDT TODAY THROUGH THIS
Fair Driving Conditions in Virden
NM 92 (Virden) has reported water running in low water crossings. If roadway dips and low areas are running do not cross, seek an alternate route. Please drive with caution, reduce speed and obey all posted traffic signs. The NMDOT is out monitoring roadways. This event will be updated as conditions change.
Roadways are clear, removed from NM Roads.
The Cliff Patrol has reported water running on NM 211 (Cliff), NM 153 (Gila) and NM 293. If roadway dips and low areas are running do not cross, seek an alternate route. Please drive with caution, reduce speed and obey all posted traffic signs. The NMDOT is out monitoring roadways. This event will be updated as conditions change.
Upper Gila River Valley-Southern Gila Highlands/Black Range-Southern
Gila Foothills/Mimbres Valley-Southwest Desert/Lower Gila River
Valley-Lowlands of the Bootheel-Uplands of the Bootheel-Eastern
Black Range Foothills-
Including the cities of Antelope Wells, Grant County Airport,
Hurley, Gila Hot Springs, Lake Roberts, Cloverdale, Animas,
Kingston, Winston, Fort Bayard, Silver City, Faywood, Buckhorn,
Lordsburg, Mimbres, Mule Creek, Red Rock, Hachita, Hillsboro,
Virden, and Cliff
1218 PM MDT Wed Jul 14 2021
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
The National Weather Service in El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa has issued a* Flash Flood Watch for a portion of southwest New Mexico, including
the following areas, Eastern Black Range Foothills, Lowlands of
the Bootheel, Southern Gila Foothills/Mimbres Valley, Southern
Gila Highlands/Black Range, Southwest Desert/Lower Gila River
Valley, Uplands of the Bootheel and Upper Gila River Valley.
* From Thursday afternoon through Thursday evening.
* Thunderstorms are expected to develop early afternoon and continue
into the late evening hours. Local amounts of 1 to 2 inches will
be possible resulting in rapid runoff and the potential for flash
You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.
Motorists should avoid the area
LAS CRUCES – The New Mexico Department of Transportation has closed US 70 due to severe flooding.
US 70, San Augustine Pass is closed from Nasa Road (milepost 161) to the entrance at White Sands Missile Range (milepost 170). Crews have responded overnight to clear out tons of debris and mud with heavy equipment. The roadway is not expected to be reopened until late Monday July 12, 2021. Once reopened, only one lane of traffic should be expected with a reduced speed limit until the end of the week.
The New Mexico Department of Transportation is committed to the safety of the traveling public and appreciates your cooperation during this work. For updated information visit: New Mexico Department of Transportation at www.nmroads.com or call 511.