The current COVID-19 restrictions on lodging capacity are suspended during times of extreme weather conditions and road closures. While all other restrictions remain in place, occupancy limits will be determined by what the local Fire Marshall (or equivalent for the area) has previously determined. The New Mexico Department of Health realizes that road conditions may be dangerous and encourages people to stay home or in their present shelter if possible. Lodging management should use their best judgment on when it is appropriate to open to travelers who are stranded or in peril. All other restrictions shall remain in place according to the current Public Health Order.
Additionally, The Best Western Plus in Portales is offering low rates to folks affected by the continuous power outages! In a statement from their Facebook page they said, during this difficult time our neighbors are suffering over the winter storm, the Best Western Plus-Portales Inn is here to help. We have reached out to Xcel energy to work with them on relaying the message to those being affected. If you are suffering without power on these cold nights come in and tell us the rate that you can pay!