A power pole along Interstate 90 caught fire Monday and caused powerlines to fall onto the highway near the Hamilton exit near downtown Spokane.
The interstate was closed in both directions before 3 p.m. as emergency crews and Avista workers worked to safely clear the highway.
The incident created traffic jams along the highway and side streets during the late afternoon and early evening commute.
Interstate 90 was set to be temporarily closed Monday night as Avista crews make repairs.
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