Snow storm hits Arizona and New Mexico

Monday, January 22, 2007

On Sunday, at least a foot of snow fell in parts of Northern Arizona, and it was expected that a few more inches of snow would fall on Monday. The National Weather Service said that up to 1½ inches of snow also fell in Phoenix and up to 1 inch, average of under one inch, in Tucson, which are both located in Southern Arizona.

On Sunday and Monday, Southern New Mexico received 9 inches of snow, leading to the closing of 145 miles of Interstate 25 between the cities of Socorro and Las Cruces, New Mexico. The interstate was reopened late Monday afternoon.