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Phoenix marathon to shut down some roads

PHOENIX -- Officials are warning drivers to be aware of road closures for the 11th annual P.F. Chang's Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Marathon and Marathon.

More than 25,000 runners are expected to swarm streets in Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe on Sunday morning.

Marathon officials say most of the closures and detours will take place between 6 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

A bike tour will begin at 7:15 a.m. and the other races will start at 7:50 a.m.

According to the race website, police will reopen the streets on a rolling basis.

Closed streets include Camelback Road from 24th Street to Arcadia Drive and Washington Street from 1st to 7th avenues.

An off-ramp at 7th Avenue on westbound I-10 and one at Van Buren Street on westbound Loop 202 will also be closed.

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