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Winter Weather causes base delays and closures

A view of an area of the Kirtland Family Housing area covered in snow after a winter blizzard hit Dec. 27, 2018. A blizzard blanketed the Albuquerque area and prompted closure of Kirtland Air Force Base to non-mission essential personnel on Dec. 27, and 28, 2018.

A view of an area of the Kirtland Family Housing area covered in snow after a winter blizzard hit Dec. 27, 2018. A blizzard blanketed the Albuquerque area and prompted closure of Kirtland Air Force Base to non-mission essential personnel on Dec. 27, and 28, 2018.

Snow falls after sundown in the housing area of Kirtland Air Force Base on Dec. 27, 2018. A blizzard blanketed the Albuquerque area and prompted closure of Kirtland Air Force Base to non-mission essential personnel on Dec. 27, and 28, 2018.

Snow falls after sundown in the housing area of Kirtland Air Force Base on Dec. 27, 2018. A blizzard blanketed the Albuquerque area and prompted closure of Kirtland Air Force Base to non-mission essential personnel on Dec. 27, and 28, 2018.

Tech. Sgt Kimberly Strong, Space Rapid Capabilities Office directors action group noncommissioned officer in charge, plays with her daughters Peyton 10, left and Cadence Strong 3, after a snowstorm that blanketed the Albuquerque area and prompted closure of Kirtland Air Force Base to non-mission essential personnel on Dec. 27, 2018.

Tech. Sgt Kimberly Strong, Space Rapid Capabilities Office directors action group noncommissioned officer in charge, plays with her daughters Peyton 10, left and Cadence Strong 3, after a snowstorm that blanketed the Albuquerque area and prompted closure of Kirtland Air Force Base to non-mission essential personnel on Dec. 27, 2018.

Kirtland personnel clear roads on Dec. 27, 2018. A blizzard blanketed the Albuquerque area and prompted closure of Kirtland Air Force Base to non-mission essential personnel on Dec. 27, and 28, 2018.

Kirtland personnel clear roads on Dec. 27, 2018. A blizzard blanketed the Albuquerque area and prompted closure of Kirtland Air Force Base to non-mission essential personnel on Dec. 27, and 28, 2018.

A view of the intersection of Gibson and Texas covered in snow after a winter blizzard hit Dec. 27, 2018. A blizzard blanketed the Albuquerque area and prompted closure of Kirtland Air Force Base to non-mission essential personnel on Dec. 27, and 28, 2018.

A view of the intersection of Gibson and Texas covered in snow after a winter blizzard hit Dec. 27, 2018. A blizzard blanketed the Albuquerque area and prompted closure of Kirtland Air Force Base to non-mission essential personnel on Dec. 27, and 28, 2018.

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- A view of the intersection of Gibson and Texas covered in snow after a winter blizzard hit Dec. 27, 2018. A blizzard blanketed the Albuquerque area and prompted closure of Kirtland Air Force Base to non-mission essential personnel on Dec. 27, and 28, 2018.