No joke, the drive on most routes actually looks just fine at this hour.
It's a tad crowded on westbound 694 from 35E to 35W. That trip will take you 8 minutes.
On southbound 35W, it's busy but not horrible from County Road I to Hwy. 280. That is estimated at 11 minutes.
In Minneapolis, there is a stall on the right shoulder of southbound 35W at 46th Street. That's not impacting traffic.
Westbound 494 along with northbound 35W and Cedar Avenue are rolling along with no problems.