Traffic Alert: Closures in the area due to severe weather

Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 1:20pm

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for west El Paso, Chaparral, Anthony, Berino, Anthony Gap, Chamberino, Vado, and Franklin Mountains State Park.

Road Closures

TX-DOT officials have confirmed Trans mountain Road is also closed because of impassable road  conditions caused by a rock slide.

The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) District One office is assisting law enforcement with the closure of NM-51 in the Truth or Consequences/Elephant Butte area. This is due to flooding and water rising.

Roadway alerts will be posted on the NMDOT we which can be retrieved by call 511 in New Mexico, or 1-800-432-4269 out of state.

The following roadways are closed in the El Paso District.
Loop 375 Trans Mountain due to rock slide (El Paso County)
FM 1437 Flooding and high water (Hudspeth County)
FM 2249 Flooding and high water (Hudspeth County)
FM 1576 Flooding and high water (Hudspeth County)
FM 1108 Flooding and high water (Culberson County)
FM 1111 Flooding and high water (Hudspeth County)


The El Paso Parks and Recreation Department would like to announce that all baseball as well as earlier announced softball games scheduled tonight are cancelled.

All City of Las Cruces athletic fields are closed today (Thursday, September 12, 2013) due to inclement weather. For more information contact Rudy Trevino at (575) 541-2578.

The Greater El Paso Landfill is closing early today due to poor road travel conditions at the landfill caused by the rainfall, the city’s Environmental Services Department announced.

The landfill, at 2300 Darrington Road, will be closed to the general public effective immediately to ensure the safety of Environmental Services customers and employees.

The landfill will resume normal operating hours on Friday (September 13, 2013). The landfill is normally open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

WEBSTER UNIV ON BLISS, cancelled for tonight

Due to severe rain falling in our area, the San Elizario Independent School District is canceling all after-school activities for Thursday, September 12, 2013.

All students are currently safe at school but if parents wish to pick up their children they may do so.

GISD all parent meetings CANCELLED tonight


Heavy rains and flooding over many areas of El Paso and West Texas are causing delays in transportation schedules for non-emergency medical passengers who utilize the Project Amistad Transit System.

Project Amistad passengers who need additional assistance or have questions may call the agency's Call Center at  915-532-3415.



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