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By Elisha Fieldstadt and Doha Madani

A good part of the country was facing dangerous winter weather on Friday as people hit the roads and took to the sky during a busy holiday travel week.

The majority of New Mexico was blanketed in a winter storm warning, according to the National Weather Service, which said heavy winds could create blizzard conditions in parts of the state, and that 2 feet could accumulate in some areas.

Towns outside of Albuquerque, which was under its first-ever blizzard warning, were reporting 16 inches of snow Friday morning. The city usually averages fewer than 3 inches of snow in the entire month of December, and the snowfall record for Dec. 28 is 4.9 inches.