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7:20 a.m. update: Police activity continues on 394

Posted by: Tim Harlow Updated: August 22, 2014 - 7:20 AM

Traffic is an absolute mess along I-394 in both directions between Hwy. 100 and downtown Minneapolis due to police activity at Penn Avenue.

In the past few minutes, the ramps from Dunwoody Blvd. are being closed to allow westbound traffic to go the wrong direction to get off the freeway.  Some of those commuters have been stuck since the incident started unfolding just before 6 a.m.

All westbound lanes remained closed. Eastbound traffic is jammed from west of Hwy. 100 as the HOT lanes are out of service.  Additionally only two lanes are open at Penn Avenue in the general purpose lanes.  Plan on a 5 to 7 minute delay.

The ordeal is also creating congestion on westbound 94 from Portland Avenue up to Hwy. 55. 

Elsewhere look for a wreck on southbound 494 at Bass Lake Road in Maple Grove, and a minor set back to go with it.

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