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8 a.m. update: Current drive times

Posted by: Tim Harlow Updated: August 21, 2014 - 8:02 AM

The number of accidents has dropped off as the rain begins to taper off, but the damage has been done.  Many routes are plugged due to earlier wrecks, and a few still in progress.

Here is where the mishaps are at this hour:

Southbound 35E at the 694 junction in Vadnais Heights

Southbound 35W at Franklin Avenue

Northbound Hwy 65, the downtown exits, from northbound 35W. A Star Tribune truck is hooked on the guardrail.

Here are some current travel times:

North metro

Southbound 35W from Forest Lake Split to downtown Minneapolis: 49 minutes

Southbound 35E from Forest Lake Split to I-94: 29 minutes.

Eastbound Hwy. 10 from Hwy. 169 to 35W: 20 minutes

Westbound 694 from 35E to Hwy. 252: 10 minutes. Eastbound is 12 minutes.

West metro

Eastbound 94 from Crow River to 494: 22 minutes

Southbound 494 from 94 down to 394: 11 minutes

Eastbound 394 from 494 to 35W via 94: 11 minutes

Southbound Hwy. 169 from Anoka to Crosstown: 45 minutes

Southbound Hwy. 100 from I-94 to Crosstown: 20 minutes

South metro

Northbound 35W from County 42 to Crosstown: 13 minutes    To downtown Minneapolis: 31 minutes.

Northbound Cedar Avenue from 35E to the Crosstown: 18 minutes

Northbound 35E from County 42 to downtown St. Paul: 23 minutes

Northbound 169 from Canterbury Road to 494: 13 minutes

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

Westbound 494 from Cedar Avenue to Hwy. 100: 11 minutes.  Eastbound 494 from Hwy. 169 to 35W: 10 minutes

Westbound Crosstown from Cedar Avenue to Hwy. 169: 11 minutes   Eastbound Crosstown from Hwy. 100 to Cedar Avenue: 11 minutes

East metro

Westbound 94 from Manning Avenue to downtown St. Paul: 24 minutes

Westbound 94 from 35E to the Lowry Hill Tunnel: 16 minutes.

Westbound Hwy. 36 from Edgerton Street to 35W: 20 minutes.

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