ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Thousands of people are making the annual Good Friday pilgrimage to El Santuario de Chimayo.
Many believe the soil there at the shrine has healing powers.
Several law enforcement agencies will be increasing patrols on the busiest roads New Mexico 502, 503 and U.S. 84-285.
Walkers were handed glow sticks to make them more visible to drivers.
If you are driving anywhere near these areas, please slow down and be careful.
Hundreds of people are also making their annual pilgrimage up Tome Hill.
This pilgrimage is a steep two-mile trek to the top, where people pray and reflect in front of three crosses.
Some people have said they have experienced miracles of healing after making it to the top.
Drivers on Highway 47 between Los Lunas and Belen should to look out for people walking.
Because of the holiday, a lot of public schools, including Albuquerque's and Rio Rancho's, are closed Friday.
Bernalillo county's offices are also closed.
A lot of state offices are too or they are on a shorter schedule.
Federal offices are open and so are banks, but the markets are closed.
Albuquerque's city offices are open
Trash, bus and Rail Runner are all running their regular schedules.
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