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Traffic’s clear on Tuba Day; radar van starting on Stone

Tucson police were reporting clear sailing on city streets at 7:45 a.m. on International Tuba Day, a holiday founded by Joel Day in 1979. Day, who was a tuba player at Lower Merion High School in Philadelphia, Pa., started Tuba Day to inspire respect for tubas and tuba players.

Grant Road, which was closed near Craycroft Road for several hours after a car crashed into a power pole shortly before 2 a.m., was open by 7 a.m., according to police.

An unknown number of customers lost power for less than a minute after the crash, said Tucson Electric Power spokesman Joe Salkowski.


• 6-9:30 a.m. – 3700 block of North Stone Avenue.

• 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Mountain Avenue between Prince and Fort Lowell roads.

• 1:30-5 p.m. – 9600 block of East Rita Road.

• 5:30-9 p.m. – Kolb Road between 22nd Street and Golf Links Road.

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