HIDALGO COUNTY, NM — Emergency crews were called to a collision Thursday morning on New Mexico State Road 80 near south Road Forks, according to the New Mexico Department of Transportation.
The crash occurred at milepost 30, just south of Caballero Road/Smith Ranch Road. It was first reported by NMDOT at 10:05 a.m.
Few details have been released, but part of NM-80 was shut down in both directions. Motorists were urged to slow down and use extra caution as first responders arrived on the scene. Delays were expected, but authorities did not immediately announce an estimated clearance time.
ROAD CLOSURE ADVISORY
CRASH- Lordsburg/Road Forks Area
NM 80 both lanes are closed at milepost 30 due to a crash. Motorists are asked to reduce speed, obey posted signs, and watch for emergency personnel, and equipment. Please expect delays. #NMDOTcares
— NMDOT (@NMDOT) March 23, 2023
As of this writing, it remains unclear what caused the wreck, how many vehicles were involved, or whether anyone was seriously injured.
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