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PCSD: Catalina Highway now open after car fire

Posted at 5:14 PM, Aug 21, 2023

Updated on August 21, 2023 at 9:21 p.m.

Deputies say the roadway is now open in all directions.

The Pima County Sheriff's Department responded to a car fire leading to a temporary road closure.

Deputies inform General Hitchcock Highway is temporarily closed at milepost 4.5.

Both north and southbound lanes are closed.  

PCSD advises to avoid the area.

Stay with KGUN 9 for further updates.

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