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DONEGAL TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KDKA) — PennDOT is making repairs to part of Interstate 70 in Washington County on Tuesday, prompting temporary stoppages and slowing traffic.

According to PennDOT, workers are repairing ripples in the roadway caused by “longwall mining” under the highway.

Anyone driving the stretch of I-70 from the West Virginia border to West Alexander, Donegal Township, can expect to see temporary traffic stoppages on both the eastbound and westbound sides.

Officials with PennDOT say they are temporarily reducing speeds in that area, too.

PennDOT is telling drivers to be cautious in that area, and watch for changing road conditions and highway workers.

(Photo Credit: KDKA Photojournalist Rob Hopson)

(Photo Credit: KDKA Photojournalist Rob Hopson)

There are significant traffic delays being reported in Washington County. Drivers are warned to be patient while driver through that area.