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French Hill repair work continues on I-89

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SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. -

Recent rain has taken its toll on the state's infrastructure.

One place hit especially hard was the French Hill section of the interstate, where repairs are underway.

The area saw 2 inches of rain in less than an hour, which Vermont Transportation officials say caused washouts and compromised the pavement of the interstate.

VTrans has since closed one southbound lane of I-89 in that area as they work on it.

And they say repairs will take longer than originally thought.

"We went right in and identified the problems there, and the more we checked, the more we saw, so pretty soon we put the jersey barriers right up and reduced that lane and started focusing on the issues," said Brent Curtis with VTrans.

VTrans says the hope is to have repairs wrapped up by the end of August and drivers should anticipate travel delays up until then.

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