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Repair closes Thruway lane in Lackawanna through commute

One lane of the westbound Thruway in Lackawanna will remain closed for "emergency pavement repairs" at least through the evening commute, the State Police said Wednesday.

The right lane of the Interstate-90 between the Lackawanna toll barrier and Exit 56 (Blasdell/Route 179/Milestrip Road) may be closed through 6 a.m. Thursday, police said.

Authorities expect serious delays even before the evening rush hour and encourage motorists to avoid the Thruway between the Ridge Road exit and Exit 56.

Thruway Authority cameras show a large rectangular section of pavement has been dug out. Westbound traffic has been reduced to one lane.

No information was immediately available about what precipitated the emergency repair.

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