Maintenance crews began removing rocks that fell from a hillside along Interstate 5 near Alger last week, creating headaches for drivers headed north to Bellingham.
Washington State Department of Transportation said Monday the backup behind the maintenance work was three miles long at times. They advise drivers to leave extra time for travel, delay their trip or use Highway 9 or Chuckanut Drive to reach Bellingham.
The single-lane closure will continue between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesday.
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