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Road to Mount Lemmon to close for marathon

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Road to Mount Lemmon to close for marathon

CREATED Apr 28, 2012

Web Producer: Marissa Pasquet
   
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - The road that leads to Mount Lemmon outside Tucson will be closed or severely restricted for a marathon on Sunday.
   
Pima County sheriff's deputies will close the Catalina Highway at 5 a.m. Sunday. The marathon begins at 6 a.m. and is expected in draw about 300 runners.
   
After the race begins, only a single-lane of the highway will reopen, with drivers following a pace vehicle that will alternately travel up and down the mountain. The race is expected to be over and the roadway reopened by 2 p.m.
   
The sheriff's department says drivers should expect extreme delays if they want to go up or down the mountain during the race.

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