US 82 Closed August 14 for Debris Removal

The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) in coordination with the Lincoln National Forest Service will temporarily close U.S. 82 to remove remaining debris from a recent crash that occurred near the tunnel in Otero County.  The removal of the remaining wreckage, which is in the canyon off Highway 82, is expected to take place Wednesday, August 14, 2019.  

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Tunnel Vista Observation Site Temporarily Closed

The Lincoln National Forest has issued a temporary closure order for the protection of human health and safety for the Tunnel Vista Observation Site on the Sacramento Ranger District following a motor vehicle accident on May 7, 2019.  

A commercial semi-truck and trailer crashed into the canyon just west of the tunnel on Highway 82 as it was coming down the mountain. The truck caught fire upon impact. The trailer separated from the truck and broke open, spilling tar onto the ground.

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