CLEARWATER -- A brief lane closure on I-94 near Clearwater will slow traffic for the morning commute Thursday.

The eastbound lane closure is scheduled to start at 3:00 a.m. You may encounter delays along a short segment of the interstate just east of the Highway 24 exit.

The lane closure is needed to remove contaminated soil left from a crash.

All lanes are expected to reopen at 11:00 a.m. the same day.