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6:20 a.m. update: Icy roads cause lots of crashes

Posted by: Tim Harlow Updated: April 17, 2014 - 6:21 AM

Traffic is at a standstill on westbound 94 from Snelling Avenue past the scene of a wreck blocking two lanes just past Hwy. 280.

On eastbound 494 we have the left lane blocked with a wreck at Robert Street while westbound 494 suffers as two lanes are blocked with an accident at 35E.

Look out for a vehicle that lost parts on southbound Hwy. 252 near 85th Avenue in Broooklyn Park.

Overall, traffic is moving the slowest in the north and northwest metro. Travel times are higher than normal there while south metro traffic is moving decent.  However, even though snow totals were much less in places such as Bloomington, Burnsville, and Lakeville, there are slick spots due to temperatures that are below freezing.

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