Access road to top of extinct volcano reopens in New Mexico

New Mexico

CAPULIN, N.M. (AP) — The only road to the top of an extinct volcano in northeastern New Mexico has reopened after being closed for five months.

Capulin Volcano National Monument officials reopened the road Thursday, ending a closure that began Aug. 9 due to a washout caused by heavy rain.

Monument officials cautioned drivers to obey restrictions in a 90-yard (82-meter) segment of the road that has only one lane.

The road is closed to RVs, buses, attached trailers or any other vehicles over 26 feet (7.9 meters) long while the road has the one-lane section.

Officials say the road may close again in the future for maintenance.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Video Forecast

More Forecast

Don't Miss