Pothole on Interstate 5 jams traffic near Marysville

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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.

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