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Rest stop closure leaves 130 miles between bathrooms on I-90

SEATTLE (AP) - It's a long way between public restrooms along the western stretch of Interstate 90 in Washington state this week.

The Indian John Hill rest areas for eastbound and westbound traffic have been closed since Monday for a plumbing overhaul.

According to the state Transportation Department, those are the two most popular potty stops along the approximately 300-mile freeway between Seattle and the Idaho border.

The shutdown leaves a 130-mile stretch without public restrooms between the Ryegrass Summit rest area, west of Vantage, and Seattle.

The water and sewer renovation follows a series of shorter closures for temporary repairs. Transportation officials expect to complete the work in time to reopen the Indian John restrooms next Monday.

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