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Part of I-81 north closed in Syracuse

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There’s a traffic alert if you'll be driving north through the City of Syracuse this weekend. Part of Interstate 81 is closed through Monday morning. Sarah Blazonis has more on the closure.

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- If you're heading northbound on Interstate 81 through downtown Syracuse this weekend, you'll want to find another route.

A portion of Interstate 81 North is now closed as crews make some road repairs. An inspection revealed loose concrete on the I-81 bridge deck near the 690 interchange. They're doing the work this weekend because there aren't many city events or a big game scheduled for the Carrier Dome.

Drivers will have to exit at Adams Street and re-enter the highway at the Almond Street on-ramp. Transportation officials say they're also closing one lane of that on-ramp during the construction.

DOT officials say bad weather could potentially change the schedule, but they're hoping to have their work done by 6 a.m. Monday.

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