PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Fort Pitt Tunnels are now fully re-opened, making it a little easier for the thousands of people packing into Downtown Pittsburgh for the Saint Patrick’s Day festivities this weekend.

PennDOT crews completely closed the inbound side of the tunnels at 9 p.m. Friday so emergency repairs could be made inside.

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There was a problem with the suspended ceiling.

Deteriorating support brackets were causing it to sag.

According to PennDOT officials, workers removed a 10-foot by 30-foot section of the ceiling.

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The tunnels reopened just after 4 a.m.

For much of Friday afternoon and evening, the approach to the tunnel on the Parkway West was down to one lane.

It created traffic nightmares for many as back-ups reached nearly seven miles.

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