A couple new collisions are causing more slowdowns:
The right shoulder is blocked on Hwy 610 westbound at Hwy. 169 northbound. A crash on eastbound I-94 at I-35W northbound is blocking the left shoulder.
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The reversible portion of the MnPass lane on I-394 has reopened. Technicians have fixed a computer problem that had the gates stuck in the down position.
By most accounts, traffic flowed reasonably well in the southwest metro on Monday morning, the first day of the dreaded Nine Mile Creek bridge closure that will impact more than 90,000 drivers daily.
Yes, we've heard this before, but this time the Minnesota Department of Transportation seems fairly certain that the Nine Mile Creek bridge on Hwy. 169 will close Monday.
Organizers of Saturday's Women's March Minnesota are telling protesters, demonstrators and spectators to be ready for traffic delays, and it's advice motorists heading to or through St. Paul may want to heed.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation will put a new deck on the Smith Avenue High Bridge later this year, and in the process will upgrade it curb appeal.