5 Things You Need to Know Before You GoAugust 4th, 2014 at 6:00 am by Mary Ann Hatchitt under 5 Things, Morning Show
5. We’re still two months away from the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta and already people are being warned about the traffic. The latest AIBF newsletter warns people about the Paseo del Norte I-25 Interchange project and the gridlock it could cause during fiesta. The NM Department of Transportation expects some parts of the project should be done by then.
4. Two girls from Albuquerque who were part of an Amber Alert this weekend this weekend are safe, and their father is in jail. Investigators say Oscar Marquez is supposed to have supervised visits with the girls but he took them to Mexico this weekend. The family is upset that Albuquerque Police didn’t issue an Amber Alert for the girls. It was the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department that issued the Amber Alert.
3. A state of emergency could be declared by the Sandoval County Commission today because of all the flooding in Algodones. Commissioners are holding an emergency meeting to discuss the declaration. The area has been hit by heavy rain repeatedly.
2. The cleanup continues in Albuquerque today following the Friday night downpour that flooded downtown. The City’s been talking about how to prevent this kind of flooding from happening again. Currently Broadway and Martin Luther King is open one lane in each direction after being closed because of flooding.
1. Get ready for more storms and thundershowers. There’s 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms today that could produce heavy rain. It’ll be partly sunny with a high near 85, and a northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Tonight there’s a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60 and a southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.