New Mexico Governor Declares Emergency
POSTED: Friday, February 4, 2011 - 5:26am
UPDATED: Monday, March 14, 2011 - 7:39am
SANTA FE - New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez has declared a state of emergency stemming from a natural gas shortage.
Tens of thousands of New Mexicans are without natural gas and therefore without heat today.
Parts of the state have been experiencing below zero temperatures, and an apparent surge of natural gas use has overloaded the system with the higher demand.
Schools are closed in most of the state, and some areas have opened emergency shelters to help those affected.