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Brake lights: ASU football, possible storms to make rush hour rough

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PHOENIX — Drivers in the Tempe area should be prepared for some extra rush hour delays on Thursday afternoon.

In addition to possible showers — which always slow traffic to a crawl — the Arizona State Sun Devils football team is scheduled to kick off its game against the Oregon Ducks at 7:30 p.m.

“We have some challenges, as it’s a weeknight game — normal rush hour traffic and all the other traffic that will be in that area not related to the game traffic — so we’re asking people to give themselves a little bit of extra time,” Tempe Police Sgt. Steve Carbajal said. “Plan for there to be a lot of traffic.”

Multiple road closures will be in place around Sun Devil Stadium from 6 p.m. until about 10:30 p.m.

Those going to the game may want to consider alternate means of transportation to avoid the clogged roadways.

The nationally-broadcasted game will feature the Sun Devils in their new throwback jerseys that not only bring Sparky back to the helmet, but pay tribute to Pat Tillman.

The National Weather Service said there is a 30 percent chance of showers through Thursday night. The rain is part of a small storm moving through the state that is expected to send Halloween temperatures in the Phoenix area into the 70s.

The storm is expected to move out of the area by Friday night.

The same weather system dropped some snow in Arizona’s high country on Thursday.

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