Severe delays on I-95 southbound after emergency pothole repair

Drivers traveling along Interstate 95 southbound continue to experience severe delays after construction crews spent the day repairing a pothole near Stafford County in Virginia.

The Virginia Department of Transportation’s Web site shows delays stretching from Fredericksburg north beyond Dale City in Prince William County.

VDOT Spokeswoman Kelly Hannon said the “severe” pothole on a bridge deck going over Route 17 was found at about 10:15 a.m., and repairs were completed by about 1:40 p.m. The emergency repair shut down two lanes of traffic, causing delays of up to 25 miles north from the Falmouth exit, Hannon said.

While construction has been complete for several hours, Hannon recognized congestion could continue as motorists travel during the summer weekend.

“We acknowledge that this was a very challenge time to have the emergency develop, but we wouldn’t close it if it weren’t an emergency,” Hannon said. “We regret this inconvenience.”

Lynh Bui is a Prince George's County public safety reporter and former Montgomery County education reporter.
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