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Weather delays transportation of transformers

The Associated Press
Transformers are moved through New Mexico during the week of Oct. 26.

SANTA FE — As authorities reported difficult driving conditions on many highways in northern and western New Mexico, state transportation officials postponed the beginning of a highway movement of a heavy freight shipment due to weather conditions.

According to the National Weather Service, a cold Pacific storm that dropped snow moved across western New Mexico and was expected to cross northern and central parts of the state Monday evening and overnight.

The Department of Transportation said a scheduled Monday departure of trucks carrying heavy loads of transformers from Thoreau has been rescheduled to Tuesday.

The transformers are headed for the San Juan Generating Station in Waterflow.

According to state Department of Transportation officials, the load will leave at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday from Thoreau, heading north on N.M Highway 371 to Navajo Route 9 and then on U.S. Highway 491 to U.S. Highway 64 into Waterflow.

Officials have advised motorists to expect delays during the transportation of the transformers.

Transformers are moved through New Mexico during the week of Oct. 26.