The good news - the majority of El Paso area students are still on Christmas break.  The bad news - you might still need to go to work!  We'll keep you up-to-date on any closures and late starts to businesses this morning... 

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The most important thing to remember is that the snow that fell on Thursday has frozen and will form black ice on some streets and overpasses.  If you don't have to drive, don't.  If you do, make sure you give yourself plenty of time to get where you're going, turn your lights on for safety, even during the day, and slow down.  Being a few minutes late is way better than having to call and say you had an accident!

Friday Schedule:


Anthony ISD
El Paso ISD
William Beaumont Army Medical Center

10 A.M. START 

The City of E Paso.
City of Las Cruces and New Mexico District Courts

White Sands Missle Range
City of Socorro
Dona Ana Community College
All TFCU Branches

The Children's Garden Child Development Centers.

Milan Institute of Cosmetology

Volar CIL

El Paso Parks and Recreation Department. This applies to all recreation, senior and aquatic centers, and day care operations.

Convention and Vistors Bureau delayed start until 10:00 a.m.

The El Paso Zoo will be opening at noon.  Zoo employees will have a delayed opening at 10 a.m.

Sun Metro's fixed-route service will be running on the regular schedule with some minor delays caused by icy road conditions.

There are some service delays for the LIFT, paratransit service, because of unsafe road conditions around the LIFT’s primary facility at 5081 Fred Wilson.

For more information about the Sun Metro fixed-route service, call 533-3333.

For more information about the LIFT service, call 544-2514.

There will be delayed reporting on Friday, Jan. 4 for all Holloman AFB personnel. Alamogordo area and base residents will report at 8 a.m. Las Cruces, El Paso and mountain area residents will report at 12 p.m. Mid-shift workers overnight tonight, Jan. 3-4, WILL NOT REPORT. Please use extreme caution when driving in winter weather conditions, and use your best judgment in choosing to drive during the storm.  The outbound lane of the west gate will be CLOSED Jan. 4, to minimize traffic risk entering U.S. 70.  For mission-essential personnel, the CDC and DFAC will maintain normal operating hours.  Please contact your supervisor with questions regarding these reporting instructions, and check our Facebook page,, often for updates.

Gadsden ISD
Tigua Government offices

Immanuel Christian School

City of Sunland Park

El Paso trash schedule regular
No recyclables in El Paso
Las Cruces - no decision yet. If it's not picked up Friday, it will be picked up Saturday.

El Paso International Airport is open and closely monitoring local weather conditions.  Airlines are reporting possible flight delays and cancellations due to weather.  Passengers should contact their airline and/or check their airline’s website for up-to-date information.

Flight information is available on the airport’s web site:


NM-404 (Anthony Gap) is closed

US-70 to White Sands is closed

Montana: Hueco Tanks to New Mexico

I-10 in Hudspeth County

Transmountain Road

Roads will freeze overnight, so be very careful driving.  You can use these numbers to check out road conditions before you head out:  In Texas 800-452-9292 / Oklahoma 405-425-2385 / New Mexico 800-432-4269