ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - A storm system packing heavy rain and winds up to 50 mph was moving through metro Albuquerque and into Valencia County late Friday afternoon.
Shortly after 3 p.m. the line of storms extended from Bernalillo on the north to Los Lunas on the south and was moving east at 20 mph, according to the National Weather Service.
Just before 4 p.m. the storm was soaking downtown Albuquerque and slowing traffic on both Interstates 25 and 40.
The weather service issued an urban and small-stream flood advisory through 6 p.m. for central Bernalillo County and adjacent parts of Sandoval and Valencia counties.
With rainfall of 0.5-0.75 inches forecast from the storms street flooding is likely as is strong runoff in flood-control channels, the weather service said.
KRQE News 13 photojournalists in the field reported the intersection of 11th Street SW and Silver Avenue flooded from curb to curb and heavy flows in flood-control channels.
The Albuquerque Fire Department put its swiftwater-rescue teams on alert although there have not been any reports of people swept away in the channels.
A crash on Interstate 40 during the storm blocked two eastbound lanes at the Rio Grande Boulevard, the New Mexico Department of Transportation reported.
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