It's not hard to find crashes and traffic jams this morning. Here is a sampling of where you can expect bumper to bumper traffic:
- Eastbound Hwy. 212 from Dell Road to 494 in Eden Prairie
- Southbound 494 from the Fish Lake Interchange down to County Road 6
- Northbound 35 and 35W from County 50 in Lakeville to Black Dog Road in Burnsville
- Southbound Hwy. 169 from I-94 to 36th Avenue in New Hope and Brooklyn Park
- Southbound 35E from Hwy. 36 to downtown St. Paul.
- On the ramp from southbound 35E to westbound 94 in St. Paul
- Northbound Hwy. 100 at the Crosstown in Edina. There is another one ahead at Benton.
- Northbound 494 at Hwy. 62
- Rollover on Hwy. 65 at 133rd Avenue NE. in Ham Lake
- Northbound 35E at County 96
- Eastbound Hwy. 5 at Powers Blvd.
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