MARYSVILLE, Wash. — State transportation officials say crews have repaired a large pothole on Interstate 5 that caused a traffic jam near Marysville for several hours Sunday.
Transportation spokeswoman Danielle Holstein says crews temporarily filled the hole, which was about 12 feet by 3 feet and 7 inches deep. A more permanent fix is coming.
The pothole backed up northbound I-5 traffic for four miles at one point. But all lanes reopened by 1 p.m., several hours later.
Holstein says 88,000 vehicles move through that area each day and it’s likely that heavy traffic volume and rain may have caused the pothole to form.