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Lane closed on westbound I-90 near state line

North Idaho traffic in the westbound lanes of Interstate 90 at the Washington state line was slowed this morning as workers from the Idaho Department of Transportation worked to repair a large pothole that opened up on an expansion joint of the freeway bridge over the Spokane River.

Traffic was reduced to one through lane, which was causing a backup east of the bridge. The department did not give a time when the work would be finished. The pothole on the outside lane was created from damage to an expansion joint, according to the department’s Web site.

A line of traffic was backed up several miles early today because of the lane restriction.

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