Well, it looks like we may be home a bit later than planned.
New Mexico has been hit by a major winter storm that has closed most of I40 between Albuquerque and the Texas border. Most of I40 in Texas is also in a very bad condition. Oklahoma doesn’t look much better.
Even the road from Alamogordo up to I40 is only clear for the first 100 miles, then gets VERY bad from there to I40. I25 north out of Albuquerque in to Colorado is bad, parts closed. The other route out is pretty much the same story.
The only route open is down through El Paso and then over to Ft Worth/Dallas. But that doesn’t do us any good, as it just puts us in the way of the storm as it moves east.
So, we’re staying in Alamogordo at least until tomorrow morning. We’ll re-evaluate through the day today and again first thing tomorrow morning. It’s actually quite nice here! It’s a bit chilly this a.m. (32 degrees) but we expect it to warm up into the 50 – 60s range. It rained over night, so the air is crystal clear. There’s light snow on the mountains to the east, but unfortunately, pictures from here aren’t showing it.
I’m heart broken to be stranded here. Really. I mean it. I’m serious. Seriously. I can’t lie too well, I guess.