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Stolen ODOT keys cause big backup during morning commute

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Some stolen keys caused a big backup during the morning commute on Thursday.

This all happened on I-84 and I-5 intersect as many people were making their way to work.

The Oregon Department of Transportation said someone stole the keys out of a truck while crews were picking up construction cones just before 5 a.m.

ODOT said this delayed efforts to clear the area until 7:30 a.m., which caused the backup.

ODOT said they are looking into possible fining one of its contractors for not having the road cleared on time.

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