A wrong way driver on I-494 led to a few harrowing couple of moments for commuters in Bloomington. A driver was heading west in the eastbound lanes and made it all the way from Dodd Road to 24th Avenue before police were able to put a stop to that. Thankfully, it turned out well with no crashes.
Elsewhere traffic moved along in most places without incident as dry roads contributed to the pleasant drive. Lower traffic volumes helped, too.
That said, there were a few issues that slowed down the drive to work, namely the noise wall construction and associated right lane closure on eastbound 94 in Minneapolis between Huron Blvd. and Hwy. 280. Like clockwork, the delays formed around 7:30 a.m. and remain in place at this hour. That will be in place until about 3 p.m.
Northbound 35W remained at a 20 to 23-minute drive from the Burnsville Split to downtown Minneapolis all morning, but a couple crashes near Black Dog Road had drivers hitting the brakes. The most recent is on the right shoulder as we speak.
Around 8 a.m., three vehicles collided on eastbound 694 at East River Road. The carnage and debris blocked the right lane for about 20 minutes, long enough to gum up traffic from Humboldt Avenue across the Mississippi River bridge.
I didn't hear of any transit-related issues, so all must have went well on the buses and rails. That's it for today. I'll be back Wednesday with your pre-Thanksgiving look at the roads.