Tuesday's rush hour served up a handful of crashes and the usual congestion, but nothing too catastrophic or maddening.
An early morning spin out and crash on northbound 494 took out a couple lanes for about 45 minutes at Carlson Pkwy. in Plymouth. That happened around 6:20 a.m.
A few fender benders popped up throughout the rest of the commute, but it was congestion that had drive times higher than normal on northbound Cedar Avenue and northbound 35W in the south metro, along with southbound 35W in the northern suburbs.
By 8 a.m., both directions of Hwy. 100 were plugged up between Glenwood Avenue and about 50th Street. That jam is starting to loosen, but prepare for 20 minutes on the northbound side from 494 up to 394 at present.
The Crosstown in both directions saw its share of traffic and 15-minute commutes between Cedar Avenue and Hwy. 169
East metro routes saw very little in the form of crashes or delays.
Green Line trains ran on schedule, a day after a power problem knocked trains off line between Downtown East and Raymond Avenue stations. Today, no issues.
Look out for the road work on eastbound 94 at Jackson Street and on the ramp to northbound 35E in downtown St. Paul. The left lane is closed.