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7:50 a.m. update: Tough going on 394, Hwy. 169

Posted by: Tim Harlow Updated: March 4, 2015 - 7:54 AM

A broken down vehicle blocking the left lane of northbound Hwy. 169 at Hwy. 55 has traffic trudging along from Hwy. 7 past the scene.  Plan on  5 to 7 extra minutes to make that trip.

Eastbound 394 is tight from General Mills Blvd. all the way to downtown Minneapolis. Much of that can be attributed to an earlier crash on eastbound 94 at LaSalle Avenue.

7:30 a.m. update: Current drive times

Posted by: Tim Harlow Updated: March 4, 2015 - 7:32 AM

Traffic is creeping along on eastbound 94/694 in Brooklyn Park from the Fish Lake Interchange past a wreck at Hwy. 169.  Ahead, things jam up at 7th Street and remain tight past a crash at LaSalle Avenue in downtown Minneapolis.

Look for delays on northbound Cedar Avenue with a wreck taking out the left lane at the Crosstown.

We've also got a fender bender on westbound Crosstown at 43rd Avenue on the right shoulder, and on southbound Hwy. 169 at Betty Crocker Drive.

Here are some current travel times:

North metro

Southbound 35W from 95th Avenue to downtown Minneapolis: 15 minutes

Southbound 35E from County 96 to I-94: 12 minutes.

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

Westbound 694 from 35E to Hwy. 252: 13 minutes. Eastbound is 10 minutes.

West metro

Eastbound 94 from Hwy. 101 to 494: 18 minutes

Southbound 494 from 94 down to 394: 12 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: 14 minutes

South metro

Northbound 35W from County 42 to Crosstown: 12 minutes    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: 13 minutes

Eastbound Hwy. 212 from Dell Road to Crosstown: 5 minutes

Westbound 494 from Cedar Avenue to Hwy. 100: 7 minutes.  Eastbound 494 from Hwy. 169 to 35W: 6 minutes

Westbound Crosstown from Cedar Avenue to Hwy. 169: 11 minutes   Eastbound Crosstown from Hwy. 100 to Cedar Avenue: 8 minutes

East metro

Westbound 94 from Manning Avenue to downtown St. Paul: 13 minutes

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

Westbound Hwy. 36 from Edgerton Street to 35W: 8 minutes.

7:15 a.m. update: Crash blocks lane on I-94 in downtown Minneapolis

Posted by: Tim Harlow Updated: March 4, 2015 - 7:14 AM

The driver involved in a crash on eastbound I-94 at LaSalle Avenue have migrated over to the right shoulder. A trooper has just arrived on the scene, but expect a slow down in the area.

A wreck on westbound 94 at Mounds Blvd. in St. Paul has cleared. Traffic is sputtering from White Bear Avenue into downtown St. Paul.

Traffic also sputtering on westbound 694 from University Avenue past a crash on the Mississippi River bridge near the Hwy. 252 exit.

7 a.m. update: Current drive times

Posted by: Tim Harlow Updated: March 4, 2015 - 7:00 AM

A couple of accidents to be aware of at this hour include the right lane of westbound 694 at Hwy. 252 with delays of a minute or two from University Avenue.

Also look for a crash on the ramp from southbound Hwy. 169 to Betty Crocker Drive in Golden Valley and on westbound 94 at Mounds Blvd.  That one is blocking the left shoulder.

Here are some current travel times:

North metro

Southbound 35W from 95th Avenue to downtown Minneapolis: 15 minutes

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

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: 13 minutes

Southbound 494 from 94 down to 394: 8 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 Crosstown: 10 minutes    To downtown Minneapolis: 16 minutes.

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

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

Northbound 169 from Canterbury Road to 494: 12 minutes

Eastbound Hwy. 212 from Dell Road to Crosstown: 4 minutes

Westbound 494 from Cedar Avenue to Hwy. 100: 6 minutes.  Eastbound 494 from Hwy. 169 to 35W: 5 minutes

Westbound Crosstown from Cedar Avenue to Hwy. 169: 8 minutes   Eastbound Crosstown from Hwy. 100 to Cedar Avenue: 8 minutes

East metro

Westbound 94 from Manning Avenue to downtown St. Paul: 11 minutes

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

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

6:50 a.m. update: Crash on I-94 in Minneapolis cleared

Posted by: Tim Harlow Updated: March 4, 2015 - 6:50 AM

It took more than an hour, but the crash on eastbound I-94 at 42nd Avenue has cleared. Expect traffic to sputter from 53rd Avenue down to Dowling Avenue.

A new crash on westbound 694 at Hwy. 252 is creating a minor clog approaching the Mississippi River.

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