Texans Get Trapped In New Mexico Snow For Two Days

We in New Mexico like to make fun of Texans and the silly things they do when they are in New Mexico. Thankfully this Texas family survived.

Rescuers on Wednesday pulled a Texas family from an SUV that had been buried in a snowdrift on a rural New Mexico highway for nearly two days.

State police said rescuers had to dig through 4 feet of ice and snow to free the Higgins family, whose red GMC Yukon got stuck on U.S. 56 near Springer when a blizzard moved through the area Monday.

The Higginses were among 32 vehicles state police and guardsmen rescued from the storm, but they were the only ones who police say needed medical attention.

This incident occurred on 21 December when New Mexico had a big storm and Springer is located in the northern part of the state near interstate 25.

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Freak Snow Storm

Although it’s mostly all melted now, we had a full fledged blizzard about 7am this morning. Didn’t last long of course but it’s strange because on Friday I was walking out of work thinking I should have had shorts on. Lots of water coming off the house now as it all melts.

“They” say there will about 30% more moisture than usual this summer. Most people seem to be complaining about the lack of sun, I however am quite content with this one year of rain considering we’ve been in a drought for about 5 years.