Repairs have been complete and MnDOT traffic maps are active once again. The service and www.511mn.org went live just after 7 a.m. Wednesday. The site includes listinigs of accidents, hazards and road work, cameras that show traffic conditions and a color-coded map showing current traffic conditions.
Here is the original post about the crash
Motorists who have attempted to get travel information from the Minnesota Department of Transportation's travel information web site might have noticed that traffic maps have been green for the past few days and no information about accidents or delays has been posted.
That's because central servers that host the information accessed by the public crashed over the weekend. MnDOT spokesperson Kelly Kennedy Braunig said all the hard drives will have to be restored and repairs might not be completed until late Tuesday or early Wednesday.
"It isn't the work of a hacker, however, we are going to investigate to determine what happened," said spokesman Kent Barnard.
For many, the travel information site is the place to check traffic conditions. The site includes a map with color-coded traffic conditions and lists incidents such as accidents, road work and hazards on the roads. The link that includes a map with cameras that show road conditions is still functioning.
Until it's fixed, Kennedy Braunig said motorists can check conditions on a companiion site, www.511mn.org. But that page, too, might not display properly until all repairs are made.
The rush hour ends with a crash on the eastbound Crosstown at Bloomington Avenue. Westbound drivers will need 10 minutes from Cedar Avenue to Hwy. 100.
The other snag on the system is the semi stuck in the mud on southbound 35E at County Road J. A tow is attending to that situation, which has traffic stacked up to Main Street.
The latest crash on the system is affecting traffic on southbound 35W in the Crosstown Commons. Look for the wreckage at Lyndale Avenue. The wait begins at Diamond Lake Road.
In White Bear Lake, it's still a mess on southbound 35E at County J as crews try to pull a semi out of the mud. It's stopped back at Main Street.
The rain has hampered the commute in the west and north metro this morning, especially in 94 coming in from Rogers to Maple Grove.
The good news is that congestion is loosening and things are slowly returning to normal. Still plan on 15 minutes from Rogers to Maple Grove.
Traffic on southbound 494 also is improving from 94 down to 394. Plan on 15 minutes there.
We still have pockets of tight traffic on westbound 94 from Johnson Pkwy. to Lexington Avenue, westbound 36 from Hwy. 61 to Snelling Avenue and northbound 35W from Crosstown to 26th Street.
It's crash clean up on southbound 35E at County Road J that is causing delays from Main Street to the scene. Ahead, it's smooth sailing and a 15-minute trip to University Avenue.
The truck that has been stuck in the mud for over an hour is now getting lots of attention. Crews are trying to pull it out of the ditch and they have the right lane closed.
Drivers are slowing to watch as they pass by. That has traffic stacked up to Main Street. Plan on 10 minutes.
Westbound 94 is 20 minutes from Hwy. 61 over to Hwy. 280, largely a result of an earlier crash at Lexington Avenue.
There is word of debris on the road on I-494 approaching Hwy. 55. Steer clear of that.
Northbound 35W is bunching up from 50th Street to 26th Street where there is a report of a fender bender.