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8:45 a.m. update: Still tough on 494, getting better on 36

Posted by: Tim Harlow Updated: May 16, 2013 - 8:46 AM

The drive on 494 in both directions through Bloomington is still taking about 20 minutes. The delays run from Hwy. 169 over to Cedar Avenue.

All lanes on westbound Hwy. 36 are open now that a crash that had been blocking the left lane at Dale Street is gone. It's still 13 minutes from White Bear Avenue over to Hwy. 280.

Both east and west 694 are tight approaching 35W. Plan on an extra 5 to 8 minutes to get past 35W in each direction.

A tow truck is preparing to rescue a Minnesota Valley Transit Authority bus that went off the ramp from northbound 35E at Shepard Road and landed in the woods.

A stall on northbound 35W at 36th Street is gone, and traffic is close to normal speeds. Plan on just a couple extra minutes coming up from Crosstown.

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