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Geothermal Drive has been opened east to Dripping Springs Road as an alternate route for residents seeking access to the Talavera area. Dripping Springs Road has been closed since before noon while significant water run-off makes its way to a large retention area east of the NMSU Golf Course.
Public Information officials of the Dona Ana County/City of Las Cruces Emergency Operations Center will hold a press conference at 2:15 p.m. Monday, Aug. 16 in the southwest parking lot of the Public Health Building at 1170 N. Solano Dr.
Residents of the communities of Vado and Del Cerro who need sandbags are asked NOT to call 911. Sandbags are available for pick up at the Del Cerro Community Center on La Fe Road, just west of Interstate 10.