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Tucson Police Investigate ‘Mysterious White Substance’

Posted at 5:00 PM, Feb 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-25 19:00:38-05

Suspicious ‘white-stuff’ on the ground in Arizona had the Tucson Police Department searching for answers. 

Tucson police shared a video on Friday of two police offers as they update the “concerned public” about the conditions.

“The answer to the main question is, we don’t know what’s going on out here,” one officer says. “Tucson’s never seen anything like this before. We’ve gotten a lot of calls about white, powdery substance all over.” 

Two officers stood in front of a snowman as they assure the public that, “as soon as we find out what this is, we will let you know.”

One officer proceeds to rub a bit on his gums, stating that it “burns” before announcing that it’s just “frozen water.”

Do not worry though, reported the area would be drying out over the weekend after a storm dusted nearly two inches of snow in the area on Friday.

Snow in Tucson is, in fact, a surprise for most residents. According to the National Weather Service, Tucson averages 0 inches of snow per year, with around 286 sunny days annually. The city’s record snowfall is 6.8 inches from December of 1971.

Tucson Police Department’s humorous video has gone viral, with almost 4 million views since Friday.