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8 a.m. update: Current drive times

Posted by: Tim Harlow Updated: July 10, 2014 - 7:59 AM

In a morning in which we have had few crashes, we are seeing heavy levels of traffic in several areas. The slowest drive is still on southbound 35W from Lexington Avenue down to 694.

The westbound Crosstown and 494 through Edina and Bloomington are lagging. Both are 15 to 17 minutes from Cedar Avenue out to Hwy. 169.

Authorities do have one lane open now on westbound Hwy. 610 approaching Hwy. 169 in Brooklyn Park. Look for crash action in the center median and left lane.

Other fender benders include the right shoulder of southbound Hwy. 100 at 77th Avenue in Edina and eastbound 94 at Hwy. 101 in Rogers.

Here are some current travel times.

North metro

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

Southbound 35E from County J to I-94: 14 minutes.

Eastbound Hwy. 10 from Hwy. 169 to 35W: 11 minutes

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

West metro

Eastbound 94 from Crow River to 494: 14 minutes

Southbound 494 from 94 down to 394: 17 minutes

Eastbound 394 from 494 to 35W via 94: 9 minutes

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

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

South metro

Northbound 35W from County 42 to downtown Minneapolis: 24 minutes.

Northbound Cedar Avenue from 35E to the Crosstown: 13 minutes

Northbound 35E from County 42 to downtown St. Paul: 20 minutes

Northbound 169 from Canterbury Road to 494: 11 minutes

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

Westbound 494 from Cedar Avenue to Hwy. 100: 18 minutes.  Eastbound 494 from Hwy. 169 to 35W: 12 minutes

Westbound Crosstown from Cedar Avenue to Hwy. 169: 15 minutes   Eastbound Crosstown from Hwy. 100 to Cedar Avenue: 8 minutes

East metro

Westbound 94 from Manning Avenue to downtown St. Paul: 23 minutes

Westbound 94 from 35E to the Lowry Hill Tunnel: 12 minutes.

Westbound Hwy. 36 from Edgerton Street to 35W: 12 minutes.

7:35 a.m. update: Crashes in Brooklyn Park, Eden Prairie

Posted by: Tim Harlow Updated: July 10, 2014 - 7:35 AM

Look for a small traffic snarl on westbound Hwy. 610 just east of Hwy. 169 in Brooklyn Park. The State Patrol is on the way to the left-lane blocker.

In Eden Prairie, prepare for a pocket of slow traffic on eastbound Hwy. 212 approaching Mitchell Road. A crash is the reason for the slow down.

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

Posted by: Tim Harlow Updated: July 10, 2014 - 7:32 AM

Here are some current travel times.

North metro

Southbound 35W from 95th Avenue to downtown Minneapolis: 33 minutes

Southbound 35E from County J to I-94: 14 minutes.

Eastbound Hwy. 10 from Hwy. 169 to 35W: 11 minutes

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

West metro

Eastbound 94 from Crow River to 494: 16 minutes

Southbound 494 from 94 down to 394: 17 minutes

Eastbound 394 from 494 to 35W via 94: 10 minutes

Southbound Hwy. 169 from I-94 to Crosstown: 15 minutes

Southbound Hwy. 100 from I-94 to Crosstown: 15 minutes

South metro

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

Northbound Cedar Avenue from 35E to the Crosstown: 13 minutes

Northbound 35E from County 42 to downtown St. Paul: 17 minutes

Northbound 169 from Canterbury Road to 494: 11 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: 6 minutes

Westbound Crosstown from Cedar Avenue to Hwy. 169: 9 minutes   Eastbound Crosstown from Hwy. 100 to Cedar Avenue: 7 minutes

East metro

Westbound 94 from Manning Avenue to downtown St. Paul: 22 minutes

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

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

7:15 a.m. update: A real grind on 35W in north metro

Posted by: Tim Harlow Updated: July 10, 2014 - 7:18 AM

No crashes, just heavy traffic that is creating stop and go conditions on southbound 35W from Lexington Avenue to 694. That's got the travel time into downtown Minneapolis at 30 minutes from County Road 23.

Northbound Cedar Avenue is dealing with a stalled vehicle near Cliff Road. That's adding a couple minutes to the drive from McAndrews Road to Crosstown. It's 12 minutes.

Westbound 94 loses speed at McKnight Road and continues to languish into downtown St. Paul. A vehicle is off on the right shoulder at Hwy. 52.

We are still looking fine on southbound Hwy. 100 and Hwy. 169 in the northern suburbs from 94 down to the Crosstown.

7 a.m. update: Current drive times

Posted by: Tim Harlow Updated: July 10, 2014 - 7:00 AM

The grind is in progress on southbound 35W from County Road 23 to 694. It's bumper to bumper through Lino Lakes and Shoreview.

It's a crash on westbound 94 at Hwy. 52 and a stall at Hwy. 61 on the right shoulder that has traffic coming to a crawl heading into downtown St. Paul.

Westbound 494 is seeing sluggish conditions from 12th Avenue over to Penn Avenue in Bloomington while northbound 35W crowds up from Burnsville Pkwy. to Black Dog Road in Burnsville.
 

North metro

Southbound 35W from 95th Avenue to downtown Minneapolis: 28 minutes

Southbound 35E from County J to I-94: 14 minutes.

Eastbound Hwy. 10 from Hwy. 169 to 35W: 11 minutes

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

West metro

Eastbound 94 from Crow River to 494: 15 minutes

Southbound 494 from 94 down to 394: 7 minutes

Eastbound 394 from 494 to 35W via 94: 9 minutes

Southbound Hwy. 169 from I-94 to Crosstown: 14 minutes

Southbound Hwy. 100 from I-94 to Crosstown: 13 minutes

South metro

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

Northbound Cedar Avenue from 35E to the Crosstown: 10 minutes

Northbound 35E from County 42 to downtown St. Paul: 17 minutes

Northbound 169 from Canterbury Road to 494: 11 minutes

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

Westbound 494 from Cedar Avenue to Hwy. 100: 8 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: 7 minutes

East metro

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

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

Westbound Hwy. 36 from Edgerton Street to 35W: 5 minutes.

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