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Emergency roadwork causing traffic nightmare for drivers on Interstate 95 in Chester

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CHESTER, Pa. (CBS) -- Emergency roadwork is causing a major impact on the Friday night commute. Chopper 3 was over the scene on Interstate 95 in Chester. 

Traffic is at a standstill on southbound I-95 because of the emergency roadwork. 

The problem is in the area of Kerlin Street, but traffic is backed up seven miles, all the way to the airport. 

It's also causing a ripple effect for drivers heading south on the Blue Route. 

PennDOT tells Eyewitness News the emergency construction could last through Saturday morning.

Drivers should avoid the area.

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