Traffic on southbound 494 is creeping along from the Fish Lake Interchange past a fresh wreck on the shoulder at Rockford Road.
Our other incidents on the system at this hour include:
- Southbound 35W at Hwy. 10 and a stalled vehicle at Hwy. 36.
- Eastbound 394, a stall at Penn Avenue
- Southbound I-35 at Hwy. 97, a rollover wreck in Forest Lake.
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Early afternoon is when parking spaces start to turnover as folks who arrived early head out and crowds expected for the sold out Grandstand show featuring Def Leppard and STYX won't start showing up for a few hours. Expect things to remain busy, however.
With 1.8 million people expected to pass through the turnstiles over the next 12 days (Thursday through Labor Day), fair goers should do a little planning before leaving home, says spokeswoman Brianna Schutte. Here are a few tips for those arriving by car, bus, bicycle, motorcycle or on foot.
For drivers who park in downtown Minneapolis and need to feed the meter, there's now a smartphone app for that.
Following the lead of other local transit agencies, Metro Transit is bringing free Wi-Fi service to selected express routes and on some urban and local routes.
A host of changes are in store for I-35E drivers in St. Paul and the eastern suburbs as new lane configurations between Little Canada Road and Maryland Avenue will be phased in over the few days. Additionally a number of ramps along that stretch that have been closed since early spring will reopen while others will close.