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9 a.m. update: Rush hour wrap up

Posted by: Tim Harlow Updated: April 21, 2014 - 9:02 AM

Some early morning rain led to a spinout on eastbound 94 at Cretin Avenue where three vehicle blocked the left lane around 6:30 a.m. That slowed traffic for a few minutes, but no big jam developed.

The worst choke point seemed to be on northbound 35W from County Road 42 up to the Minnesota River. A crash and congestion kept speeds below posted for most of the rush hour, but commuters didn't experience any huge delays.

Drive times were decent today with only a handful of crashes. Southbound 35E did have a stall and that kept speeds below the posted for the middle portion of the rush. At current, things are loosening up and the drive from Little Canada Road to downtown St. Paul is at 10 minutes.

Commuters on westbound 494 will have a minor setback near 12th Avenue. A mishap is on the right shoulder and the gawker slow down is in place.  Plan on 10 minutes from 34th Avenue over to Hwy. 100.

Road construction kicks in at 9 a.m. today on the ramp from northbound 694 to eastbound Hwy. 36 closes until May 12.

Here are some current travel times:

North metro

Southbound 35W from 95th Avenue to Hwy. 280: 11 minutes

Southbound 35E from County 96 to I-94: 11minutes.

Eastbound Hwy. 10 from Hwy. 169 to 35W: 12 minutes

Westbound 694 from 35E to Hwy. 252: 10 minutes. Eastbound is 10 minutes.

West metro

Eastbound 94 from Hwy. 101 to 494: 10 minutes

Southbound 494 from 94 down to 394: 10 minutes

Eastbound 394 from 494 to 35W via 94: 10 minutes

Southbound Hwy. 169 from I-94 to Crosstown: 16 minutes

Southbound Hwy. 100 from I-94 to Crosstown: 13 minutes

South metro

Northbound 35W from County 42 to the Crosstown: 15 minutes.

Northbound Cedar Avenue from 35E to the Crosstown: 9 minutes

Northbound 35E from County 42 to downtown St. Paul: 17 minutes

Northbound 169 from Canterbury Road to 494: 16 minutes

Eastbound Hwy. 212 from Dell Road to Crosstown: 13 minutes

Westbound 494 from Cedar Avenue to Hwy. 100: 12 minutes.  Eastbound 494 from Hwy. 169 to 35W: 6 minutes

Westbound Crosstown from Cedar Avenue to Hwy. 169: 12 minutes   Eastbound Crosstown from Hwy. 100 to Cedar Avenue: 7 minutes

East metro

Westbound 94 from Manning Avenue to downtown St. Paul: 10 minutes

Westbound 94 from 35E to the Lowry Hill Tunnel: 10 minutes.

Westbound Hwy. 36 from Edgerton Street to 35W: 9 minutes.

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