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8:05 a.m. update: Current drive times

Posted by: Tim Harlow Updated: December 18, 2014 - 8:04 AM

Here are some current travel times:

North metro

Southbound 35W from 95th Avenue to downtown Minneapolis: 24 minutes

Southbound 35E from County 96 to I-94: 18 minutes.

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

Westbound 694 from 35E to Hwy. 252: 11 minutes. Eastbound is 11 minutes.

West metro

Eastbound 94 from Hwy. 101 to 494: 13 minutes

Southbound 494 from 94 down to 394: 9 minutes

Eastbound 394 from 494 to 35W via 94: 13 minutes

Southbound Hwy. 169 from I-94 to Crosstown: 23 minutes

Southbound Hwy. 100 from I-94 to Crosstown: 17 minutes

South metro

Northbound 35W from County 42 to Crosstown: 14 minutes    To downtown Minneapolis: 21 minutes.

Northbound Cedar Avenue from 35E to the Crosstown: 12 minutes

Northbound 35E from County 42 to downtown St. Paul: 24 minutes

Northbound 169 from Canterbury Road to 494: 16 minutes

Eastbound Hwy. 212 from Dell Road to Crosstown: 10 minutes

Westbound 494 from Cedar Avenue to Hwy. 100: 12 minutes.  Eastbound 494 from Hwy. 169 to 35W: 5 minutes

Westbound Crosstown from Cedar Avenue to Hwy. 169: 9 minutes   Eastbound Crosstown from Hwy. 100 to Cedar Avenue: 9 minutes

East metro

Westbound 94 from Manning Avenue to downtown St. Paul: 15 minutes

Westbound 94 from 35E to the Lowry Hill Tunnel: 13 minutes.

Westbound Hwy. 36 from Edgerton Street to 35W: 9 minutes.

7:55 a.m. update: Slowly improving on I-35E in St. Paul, Maplewood

Posted by: Tim Harlow Updated: December 18, 2014 - 7:55 AM

With two of the three crashes on southbound 35E between 694 and downtown St. Paul cleared, traffic is starting to move a bit better.

Traffic clogs up from 694 past Little Canada Road, but picks up the pace now that a left-lane blocker at Roselawn is now out of the way.

Look for things to bunch up again near Maryland Avenue where the State Patrol is still working a fender bender on the right shoulder.

Trip time from 694 to 94 is at 14 minutes.

7:45 a.m. update: School bus crash takes out 2 lanes on I-94

Posted by: Tim Harlow Updated: December 18, 2014 - 7:44 AM

Two lanes of westbound/northbound I-94 are blocked at Plymouth Avenue where a school bus and another vehicle collided.   No students were on board the bus.

A MnDOT spokesman says there are injuries with this crash

7:35 a.m. update: Current drive times

Posted by: Tim Harlow Updated: December 18, 2014 - 7:38 AM

It's a nightmare of a drive for commuters on southbound 35E heading for downtown St. Paul. A trio of wrecks at Roselawn Avenue, Maryland Avenue and one that just cleared at Pennsylvania Avenue has traffic gridlocked from Little Canada Road to I-94.  That trip is at 18 minutes and getting longer.

Other tight spots include eastbound 394 from General Mills Blvd. to Hwy. 100 with a crash at Louisiana Avenue and northbound 35W from County 42 up to Black Dog Road with crash on the right at Cliff Road.

Here are some current travel times:

North metro

Southbound 35W from 95th Avenue to downtown Minneapolis: 23 minutes

Southbound 35E from County 96 to I-94: 18 minutes.

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

Westbound 694 from 35E to Hwy. 252: 11 minutes. Eastbound is 10 minutes.

West metro

Eastbound 94 from Hwy. 101 to 494: 17 minutes

Southbound 494 from 94 down to 394: 11 minutes

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

Southbound Hwy. 169 from I-94 to Crosstown: 19 minutes

Southbound Hwy. 100 from I-94 to Crosstown: 16 minutes

South metro

Northbound 35W from County 42 to Crosstown: 11 minutes    To downtown Minneapolis: 18 minutes.

Northbound Cedar Avenue from 35E to the Crosstown: 14 minutes

Northbound 35E from County 42 to downtown St. Paul: 19 minutes

Northbound 169 from Canterbury Road to 494: 12 minutes

Eastbound Hwy. 212 from Dell Road to Crosstown: 6 minutes

Westbound 494 from Cedar Avenue to Hwy. 100: 9 minutes.  Eastbound 494 from Hwy. 169 to 35W: 5 minutes

Westbound Crosstown from Cedar Avenue to Hwy. 169: 9 minutes   Eastbound Crosstown from Hwy. 100 to Cedar Avenue: 9 minutes

East metro

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

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

Westbound Hwy. 36 from Edgerton Street to 35W: 9 minutes.

7:25 a.m. update: The crash trifecta on 35E, new crash on Crosstown

Posted by: Tim Harlow Updated: December 18, 2014 - 7:26 AM

Southbound 35E from 694 to downtown St. Paul is a crash trap this morning. One just cleared at Pennsylvania Ave, but two other are tangling traffic. This one is at Roselawn Avenue in the left lane. Up ahead, we have another near Maryland Avenue.

On the Crosstown, look for crash westbound just before Cedar Avenue. 

Northbound 35W has its own problems with a fender bender on the right shoulder at Cliff Road.

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