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7:10 a.m. update: Worst in west metro

Posted by: Tim Harlow Updated: February 17, 2014 - 7:14 AM

Commuters in the west metro have had it the worst so far as snow moved into the metro area just as the rush hour cranked up. A crash on southbound Hwy. 100 at 36th Avenue just after 6 a.m. tangled traffic from Robbinsdale back to I-94 in Brooklyn Center. By 7 a.m., the wreckage was moved out of the way, but traffic was struggling to recover.  It is still 35 minutes from 94 to 394.


Southbound 494 drivers were held up by the snow and a stall that blocked a lane at 49th Avenue for about 30 minutes. That made for a 20-minute trip from the Fish Lake Interchange to I-394.

In downtown Minneapolis, a vehicle tangled with a bridge post on westbound 94 at Park Avenue. You can guess who won.


Light levels of traffic due to the President’s Day holiday mitigated the weather problems, but that did not prevent a head-on crash on the westbound 610 bridge over the Mississippi River bridge in Brooklyn Park. There were no immediate reports of injuries.

East metro driver avoided problems for the early rush hour even as snow picked up in intensity and began to cover the roads.

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