The drive on the Crosstown in both directions between Cedar Avenue and Hwy. 169 is actually quite pleasant at this hour. Congestion has loosened. I-494 is moving better than usual between Cedar Avenue and Hwy. 100.
Northbound 35W from Crosstown to downtown Minneapolis reamins heavy duty with 15 minutes needed there.
Northbound Hwy. 61 is jammed from 70th Street to 94. That will take 10 to 15 minutes.
Expect delays on southbound 35E from Little Canada Road to downtown St. Paul, with 10 to 12 minutes needed.