Perhaps it is the sun-up slow down to blame for the delays on eastbound Hwy. 212. It's creeping along from Hwy. 101 to 494. That trip is at about 15 minutes.
On the Crosstown eastbound, it's 17 minutes from Hwy. 169 over to 35W. Westbound Crosstown is 12 minutes from Cedar Avenue to Hwy. 100.
Eastbound 394 is 20 minutes from 494 to 94 in downtown Minneapolis.