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PennDOT doing urgent repairs on I-83 this afternoon

PennDOT

County maintenance crews are working on immediate repairs to a section of I-83 South this afternoon.

The highway will be open to travel during the construction but might have some single-lane closures, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

Motorists are expected to slow down and remain alert while passing the area, which will be between exits 19 and 16.

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"Due to the current freeze/thaw cycle the midstate has been experiencing with fluctuating temperatures, numerous potholes have appeared on this section of I-83 that require immediate attention," according to a news release.

Crews expect the potholes will be patched between 3-4 p.m.

This will be a temporary fix before the road can be paved in the spring, said PennDOT media representative Fritzi Schreffler.

For more information, visit 511PA.com, a free 24-hour service that provides information about traffic, delays, weather and other road conditions.