On a bit of good news, the multi-vehicle wreck that had blocked two lanes on eastbound 394 at 494 is finally gone, but traffic is still struggling to recover. Traffic crawls from County Road 101 over to Plymouth Road. Ahead, things flow much better to downtown Minneapolis.
It looks like a very serious accident on northbound 35W at County Road 42. A semi and at least two vehicles collided and have the right two lanes blocked. Several ambulances and emergency vehicles are on the scene.
Look out for a fender bender on the right shoulder of eastbound Hwy. 212 at Dell Road. That has traffic slowing in the area. Ahead, for those connecting to the Crosstown, look for pockets of congestion from Shady Oak Road over to 35W, a 15-minute ride.