The dusting of snow didn't hamper the Wednesday commute to much. It just led to roads that were mainly wet with isolated slushy patches.
It was crashes that delayed commuters on Hwy. 36 in Roseville. Two separate crashes about 45 minutes apart led to a nice traffic jam that led to 20 to 25-minute travel times between 35E and 35W. Those delays persisted between 7:15 and 8:30 a.m. when traffic finally made a recovery.
Northbound Hwy. 169 ran sluggish most of the morning with what seemed like heavier than normal levels of traffic trying to cross the Bloomington Ferry Bridge.
In Minneapolis, a wreck involving a semi and two vehicles tangled southbound 35W traffic at Diamond Lake Road just after 8:15 a.m. That crash is still residing on the right shoulder.
Traffic sputtered during the first half of the rush hour on eastbound 94 from Albertville to Maple Grove. Much of that was due to a crash at Maple Grove Pkwy. around 7 a.m.
Southbound 494 has picked up the pace. A stalled vehicle in the left lane at County Road 6 had traffic parked back to Bass Lake Road during the 8 a.m. hour. Things are flowing freely at present.
The current picture includes a crash in which a vehicle is facing the wrong direction in the center lane on westbound 394 at General Mills Blvd.
Other incidents affecting traffic at this hour include a crash on the ramp from Hennepin Avenue to eastbound 94 and a semi-car crash on the right shoulder of eastbound 694 at Hwy. 36 in Oakdale.