Tucson traffic news: Magee closure; Accident

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- Starting Thursday morning, construction crews on the northwest side will be closing Magee Road between Shannon and Como Drive.

Drivers will have to use a temporary detour until Friday, July 22. 

All businesses will be accessible during construction.


TUCSON, Ariz. -- A heart attack while driving caused a Tucson driver to slam into a pole.

It happened as the man was turning onto Tucson Boulevard from 9th Street. A neighbor coming home saw the whole thing take place.

"Oh yeah, it sounded like a bomb going off, it was just terrible.  As soon as I heard, I called and asked for an ambulance to come," said witness Paul Benson.

The street re-opened a few hours after the incident.  No word on the man's condition.