Snowstorm leads to school cancellations, delays

Areas around Farmington received 1 to 4.8 inches of snow from Monday's storm, according to the National Weather Service

The Daily Times staff
Jeconiah Lee gets in some skateboarding after the sun made an appearance on Tuesday at Brookside Park in Farmington.

FARMINGTON — A snowstorm on Monday night led administrators at Aztec schools to cancel classes today  and other San Juan County public school districts and San Juan College to operate on two-hour weather delays.

Areas around Farmington received 1 to 4.8 inches of snow from the storm, according to meteorologist Randall Hergert with the National Weather Service office in Albuquerque.

The largest amount of snow reported for San Juan County was 5 inches just southwest of Toadlena, according to Hergert.

Administrators for the Aztec Municipal School District initially announced a two-hour weather delay this  morning and then later canceled classes for the day.

Superintendent Kirk Carpenter said the roads and highways around Aztec were unsafe for school buses, adding that portions of Navajo Dam Road and U.S. Highway 550 were too icy for buses to safely traverse.

Johniell Charles jogs on a brisk Tuesday afternoon at Berg Park in Farmington.

All schools in the Bloomfield School District, Central Consolidated School District and Farmington Municipal School District operated on two-hour delays. Both Farmington and Bloomfield school districts also canceled morning preschool classes.

San Juan College campuses in Aztec, Farmington and Kirtland also operated on two-hour delays today. .

Portions of County Road 350 were closed for part of Monday night due to the snowstorm, according to a post on the San Juan County Sheriff's Office Facebook page.

Herget said the system responsible for Monday's snow is expected to leave the area today.

He added there is another system set to travel through San Juan County on Friday that will bring with it a 20 percent chance of snow.