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Wednesday, December 30, 2015
video - Roswell rancher talks about the impact left by severe weather
ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) – There are a lot of ranch and farm families still snowed in near eastern New Mexico.
One is the family of State Representative Candy Spence Ezzell west of Roswell.
At their ranch, Spence Ezzell and her family are only about five miles west of the Roswell airport but they cannot get out and no one else can get in.
Deep drifts have clogged the roads for miles. Their gas line went out, so now it’s firewood for heat.
They can move around their main compound now, but the 170 head of cattle in a pasture to the west are on their own.
The family cannot get feed to them nor do the daily winter chore of opening the water trough.
The family did take the precaution of putting some hay out in the pasture before the storm hit, but they worry about the days ahead...more Here is the KRQE video report: