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7 a.m. update: Current drive times

Posted by: Tim Harlow Updated: July 17, 2014 - 7:01 AM

A crash taking out the left lane is choking traffic on southbound 35W approaching County Road 23 in Lino Lakes. The backup is extending to north of County 23.

Westbound 494 is losing speed from Hardman Avenue over to 35W, so plan on a few extra minutes there.

That dog that was running wild earlier at Lowry Avenue apparently has returned. It was recently spotted along I-94 near Dowling Avenue.

Here are some current travel times:

North metro

Southbound 35W from Forest Lake Split to downtown: 35 minutes

Southbound 35E from County Road J to I-94: 14 minutes.

Eastbound Hwy. 10 from Hwy. 169 to 35W: 13 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: 11 minutes

Eastbound 394 from 494 to 35W via 94: 9 minutes

Southbound Hwy. 169 from I-94 to Crosstown: 13 minutes

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

South metro

Northbound 35W from County 42 to downtown Minneapolis: 18 minutes.

Northbound Cedar Avenue from 35E to the Crosstown: 10 minutes

Northbound 35E from County 42 to downtown St. Paul: 18 minutes

Northbound 169 from Canterbury Road to 494: 11 minutes

Eastbound Hwy. 212 from Dell Road to Crosstown: 11 minutes

Westbound 494 from Cedar Avenue to Hwy. 100: 7 minutes.  Eastbound 494 from Hwy. 169 to 35W: 5 minutes

Westbound Crosstown from Cedar Avenue to Hwy. 169: 7 minutes   Eastbound Crosstown from Hwy. 100 to Cedar Avenue: 6 minutes

East metro

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

Westbound 94 from 35E to the Lowry Hill Tunnel: 9 minutes.

Westbound Hwy. 36 from Edgerton Street to 35W: 6 minutes.

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