The peak of the rush hour has brought crashes and congestion that is slowing traffic on most major routes.
The highlights, or maybe the lowlights:
- Westbound 94 from downtown St. Paul to downtown Minneapolis, 25 minutes due to crash at 5th Street in Minneapolis
- Southbound Hwy. 100 from 394 to Crosstown, 20 minutes
- Northbound 35E from Cedar Avenue to downtown St. Paul, 28 minutes
- Southbound 35W from Lake Drive to Hwy. 280, 20 minutes. Look for a crash at County Road J
- Northbound 35W from Crosstown to downtown Minneapolis, 18 minutes
- Eastbound 694 from Hwy. 169 to 35W, 22 minutes
- Southbound Hwy. 169 from 94 to Hwy. 55, 18 minutes
- Northbound Cedar Avenue from McAndrews Road to Crosstown, 19 minutes
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The opportunities for major backups on Interstate 94 in downtown Minneapolis were present Monday morning, but traffic continued to flow smoothly during the first morning commute with the Lowry Hill Tunnel reduced to two lanes in each direction.
Motorists can expect major traffic tie-ups across the metro as the Minnesota Department of Transportation starts reconfiguring Interstate 94 in downtown Minneapolis just as tens of thousands of people will stream into the city for large events that include the Twin Cities Pride Festival in Loring Park and the Back to the 50s street rod extravaganza at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.
Rain has pushed back the start of today's Twins-White Sox game at Target Field but that won't stop Metro Transit from shutting down light-rail service at 6:45 p.m. Thursday as scheduled.
Commuters traveling along the I-94 corridor between Minneapolis and St. Paul Monday morning saw a heavy police presence, particularly in the Midway area.
The biggest traffic jams this weekend are likely to be on I-35 north of the Twin Cities as thousands make the trip to and from Duluth for Saturday's Grandma's Marathon.