Northbound Cedar Avenue has gone sour in the past 10 minutes as a squeeze had developed from McAndrews Road up to 494. Plan on 15 minutes to get up to the Crosstown.
Eastbound Hwy. 212 has more traffic than usual, and that is adding some time to the commute. The heaviest traffic is from Dell Road to Prairie Center Drive.
A new crash is tangling traffic on southbound 35W in Shoreview. A semitrailer truck pinched a vehicle against the bridge railing at County Road I. Look for brake lights to come on at Lake Drive.
South metro routes of 35W and 169 are still locked up. Drive times are not improving as the crunch continues.
On 35W, Crystal Lake Road to downtown Minneapolis is 30 minutes. Northbound 169 from Canterbury Road to 494 is 20 minutes.