COUNTY REPORTS ALL ROADS RE-OPENED; RESIDENTS ADVISED TO USE CAUTION

COUNTY REPORTS ALL ROADS RE-OPENED; RESIDENTS ADVISED TO USE CAUTION

Heavy rains in the Las Cruces area early Thursday morning washed out roads in many parts of the East Mesa, but County Transportation Director George Avalos said all roads had been reopened by 5 p.m.

Avalos urges residents to exercise caution on the newly opened roads, and to give a wide berth to barricades where wash-out and sluff-off have occurred near the shoulders.

Avalos also said that other thunderstorms are possible this evening and tonight. He said county crews will be on stand-by throughout the night, and equipment will be available for immediate use in the areas most likely to be impacted.

The roads that have been opened as of 5 p.m. this afternoon are:

* Desert Park and Laramer Roads in Butterfield Park, as well as some side roads in the area.

* Weisner Road at the Tamany Lane intersection in Moongate.

* Holman Road at the Peachtree Hills intersection.

* Hangar Lake Road near Moongate.

* Del Rey Boulevard between San Ysidro and Armstrong streets in Las Cruces.

* Foothills Road at the intersection of Nacho Drive in Las Cruces

* Corona Road, Baylor Canyon Road and Dripping Springs Road in the Talavera Subdivision