- Associated Press - Sunday, March 2, 2014

NEW FREEDOM, Pa. (AP) - The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation says southbound Interstate 83 has reopened near the Maryland border after crews fixed a deteriorating drainage pipe.

The pipe was undermining the pavement and prompted PennDOT to detour southbound traffic at Exit 4.

PennDOT initially said the lanes might remain closed for much of Sunday, but they reopened by 1 a.m.

Crews closed one southbound lane of the highway Friday night to fix the problem, only to see it get worse and require all southbound lanes to be closed.

The problem was in Shrewsbury Township, about 1.2 miles north of the Maryland border in York County.

The next challenge PennDOT faces is keeping the road clear of snow as a winter storm forecast to drop up to eight inches of snow in the area moves through Sunday evening into Monday.

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