This is no surprise for drivers who use southbound 35W in the northern suburbs. Congestion is building from Lake Drive down to Hwy. 280. That trip will take 18 minutes.

So far so good on I-694 in either direction between Hwy. 252 and East River Road. Two lanes in each direction are open. Traffic is moving pretty well at this hour, but levels are building.

Expect a delay of a couple minutes on eastbound 694 at Hwy. 61. Police and an emergency responders are dealing with a crash in the right lane.

MnDOT crews have picked up the wayward cones that were creating an obstacle course on westbound 94 at Mounds Blvd. The drive in from Woodbury to downtown St. Paul should only take 11 minutes.

 

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7:05 a.m. update: A decent drive on 694

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6:10 a.m. update: Wreck on 694 in White Bear Lake