Red Cross opening shelters for stranded drivers

Posted at 12:53 PM, Dec 27, 2015

The American Red Cross is setting up shelters for drivers stranded in New Mexico and Texas.

Eastbound lanes of I-10 were closed in Arizona leading into New Mexico due to dangerous blizzard conditions Sunday morning. The road reopened, but New Mexico officials say blizzard warnings were still in place.

The Red Cross is strongly urging travelers to change plans and stay off the "extremely dangerous" roads in New Mexico and West Texas.

At this time, shelters are being set up in in Clovis, Culberson County, Hudspeth County and Curry County so far, according to the Red Cross. These locations are in high school gyms, recreation centers and the like. 

The Red Cross is mobilizing volunteers who will open up the shelters to residents in the area who won't have power as well as drivers who may become stranded in the area. 

The National Weather Service does expect the snow storms to continue to move across New Mexico through Sunday evening.