Black ice is a definite possibility this morning as temperatures are well below zero. Our first case of it is on the ramp from County Road 81 to southbound Hwy. 169 in Brooklyn Park. Two separate crashes have occurred and the ramp is entirely blocked. Authorities calling for five tow trucks.
Elsewhere the Blaine Fire Department is in the final stages of dealing with a car fire on northbound 35W at 95th Avenue. The right lane is blocked approaching the scene.
On southbound 35W, look out for a stalled vehicle sitting on the right shoulder at Hwy. 10 in Shoreview.
Here are some current travel times:
Southbound 35W from 95th Avenue to downtown Minneapolis: 15 minutes
Southbound 35E from County 96 to I-94: 9 minutes.
Eastbound Hwy. 10 from Hwy. 169 to 35W: 12 minutes
Westbound 694 from 35E to Hwy. 252: 10 minutes. Eastbound is 10 minutes.
Eastbound 94 from Hwy. 101 to 494: 11 minutes
Southbound 494 from 94 down to 394: 12 minutes
Eastbound 394 from 494 to 35W via 94: 16 minutes
Southbound Hwy. 169 from I-94 to Crosstown: 13 minutes
Southbound Hwy. 100 from I-94 to Crosstown: 13 minutes
Northbound 35W from County 42 to Crosstown: 9 minutes To downtown Minneapolis: 15 minutes.
Northbound Cedar Avenue from 35E to the Crosstown: 8 minutes
Northbound 35E from County 42 to downtown St. Paul: 18 minutes
Northbound 169 from Canterbury Road to 494: 8 minutes
Eastbound Hwy. 212 from Dell Road to Crosstown: 7 minutes
Westbound 494 from Cedar Avenue to Hwy. 100: 7 minutes. Eastbound 494 from Hwy. 169 to 35W: 5 minutes
Westbound Crosstown from Cedar Avenue to Hwy. 169: 8 minutes Eastbound Crosstown from Hwy. 100 to Cedar Avenue: 8 minutes
Westbound 94 from Manning Avenue to downtown St. Paul: 11 minutes
Westbound 94 from 35E to the Lowry Hill Tunnel: 10 minutes.
Westbound Hwy. 36 from Edgerton Street to 35W: 6 minutes.