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6:45 a.m. update: Rollover in east metro, stall on 94 in Minneapolis

Posted by: Tim Harlow Updated: August 29, 2014 - 6:44 AM

The State Patrol is on the scene of a rollover crash on the ramp from westbound Hwy. 36 to northbound Hwy. 61 in Maplewood.

Look for a stalled vehicle on the right shoulder of southbound I-94 at 42nd Avenue in Minneapolis and another on the ramp from eastbound Hwy. 36 to northbound Snelling Avenue.

6:30 a.m. update: Current drive times

Posted by: Tim Harlow Updated: August 29, 2014 - 6:31 AM

The three vehicles and downed light pole that had been blocking the ramp from eastbound 94 to southbound 35W have been removed and the entire ramp is back to business as usual.

It's not business as usual on the 394 HOT lanes. The gates are stuck in the down position at all entrances to the reversible portion of the freeway. MnDOT technicians are on the job trying to get them up.

And this just in. The State Patrol is heading to a rollover crash on the ramp from westbound Hwy. 36 to northbound Hwy. 61 in Maplewood.

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: 9 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: 9 minutes

Southbound 494 from 94 down to 394: 6 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: 9 minutes    To downtown Minneapolis: 15 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: 9 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: 11 minutes

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

Westbound Hwy. 36 from Edgerton Street to 35W: 7 minutes.

6:10 a.m. update: Technical difficulties keep 394 HOT lanes closed

Posted by: Tim Harlow Updated: August 29, 2014 - 6:12 AM

The reversible portion of the HOT lane on I-394 is closed this morning. The gates are stuck in the down position at all entrances, including those from north and south Hwy. 100.  All traffic will have to use the general lanes until the problem is resolved.

MnDOT tells the Drive that technicians are on the scene and working to fix the problem. The agency said it hopes to have them open by 6:30 a.m.

6 a.m. update: Current travel times

Posted by: Tim Harlow Updated: August 29, 2014 - 6:02 AM

We have one big problem in downtown Minneapolis where a multi-car crash has the ramp from eastbound 94 to southbound 35W blocked. A light pole also is down. A few drivers are taking it upon themselves to cut across the median to get around the mess.

Look for traffic to stack up onto the eastbound 94 lanes outside the Lowry Hill Tunnel.

Meanwhile, the wet roads can be slick, so take it easy on ramps, bridge decks and curves.

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: 9 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: 9 minutes

Southbound 494 from 94 down to 394: 6 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: 9 minutes    To downtown Minneapolis: 15 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: 9 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: 11 minutes

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

Westbound Hwy. 36 from Edgerton Street to 35W: 7 minutes.

5:50 a.m. update: Downtown freeway ramp blocked by fallen light pole

Posted by: Tim Harlow Updated: August 29, 2014 - 5:53 AM

A vehicle struck a light pole on the ramp from eastbound I-94 to southbound I-35W in downtown Minneapolis. The fallen light pole is blocking the ramp and traffic is backing up onto 94.  Some drivers are cutting through the median to get around the problem.

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