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I-81 Lanes Reopened After Emergency Repairs

DUNMORE — Interstate 81 North in Lackawanna County reopened after one lane was shut down for emergency bridge repairs.

According to PennDOT officials, a large hole opened up on the Main Avenue bridge at the Dickson City/Main Avenue exit (190).

PennDOT said traffic piled up past the Dunmore/Throop exit, moving at only a slow crawl throughout the day.

Police blocked off the ramp from the O’Neill highway to 81 north.

The problems all started around 7:30 a.m. Monday.

Officials say crews discovered a large three by four foot hole in the Main Avenue Bridge’s northbound passing lane.

PennDOT said the lane was reopened around 3 p.m.


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