EVACUATIONS UNDERWAY IN AND NEAR HATCH, MAJOR ROADS CLOSED

EVACUATIONS UNDERWAY IN AND NEAR HATCH, MAJOR ROADS CLOSED

The Doña Ana County Sheriff's Department, in conjunction with the Village of Hatch and the Hatch Volunteer Fire Department, is evacuating some residents from areas experiencing heavy flooding.

Running water also has forced the immediate closures of Highways 26, 187 and 185.

There are no reports of injuries.

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Reporters seeking more information or interviews may call county Public Information Director Jess Williams at (505) 525-5801.