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7:20 a.m. update: Bunching up on I-35W in Burnsville

Posted by: Tim Harlow Updated: November 25, 2014 - 7:20 AM

Traffic volumes have been lighter than normal for a Tuesday. Perhaps many folks are getting an early start on the Thanksgiving holiday.

One place things are slow is on northbound I-35W in Burnsville. A crash near Cliff Road has traffic bunching up from Burnsville Pkwy. up to Black Dog Road.  The set back is not more than a minute or two, and it's still less than 22 minutes to downtown Minneapolis.

7 a.m. update: Current drive times

Posted by: Tim Harlow Updated: November 25, 2014 - 7:02 AM

Heavy duty traffic on the Cayuga Bridge is adding a few extra minutes to the drive for I-35E commuters in both directions.

A crash on the northbound lanes has traffic crammed back to near I-94, while southbound slows mostly due to the gwaker effect.

Other previous wrecks on the system - on southbound Hwy. 169 at Medicine Lake Road and southbound Hwy. 65 at 109th Avenue - have cleared and traffic is back to normal in those locations.

Here are some current travel times:

North metro

Southbound 35W from 95th Avenue to downtown Minneapolis: 19 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: 10 minutes. Eastbound is 10 minutes.

West metro

Eastbound 94 from Hwy. 101 to 494: 12 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: 18 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: 17 minutes.

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

Northbound 35E from County 42 to downtown St. Paul: 21 minutes

Northbound 169 from Canterbury Road to 494: 9 minutes

Eastbound Hwy. 212 from Powers Blvd. to Crosstown: 10 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: 12 minutes   Eastbound Crosstown from Hwy. 169 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: 8 minutes.

Westbound Hwy. 36 from Edgerton Street to 35W: 10 minutes.

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

Posted by: Tim Harlow Updated: November 25, 2014 - 6:30 AM

It's the case of good news and bad news for commuters on Hwy. 169 heading south through New Hope. The good news is the wreck at Medicine Lake Road has cleared.  The bad news is that a long backup developed and things are slow to shake loose.  Look for brake lights just south of Bass Lake Road.

Traffic is trying to get back on pace on southbound Hwy. 65. An earlier crash at 109th Avenue plus the normal congestion caused by the traffic lights is making for a slow slow drive through Blaine.

Here are some current travel times:

North metro

Southbound 35W from 95th Avenue to downtown Minneapolis: 19 minutes

Southbound 35E from County 96 to I-94: 9 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 Hwy. 101 to 494: 13 minutes

Southbound 494 from 94 down to 394: 9 minutes

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

Southbound Hwy. 169 from I-94 to Crosstown: 16 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: 16 minutes.

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

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

Northbound 169 from Canterbury Road to 494: 8 minutes

Eastbound Hwy. 212 from Dell Road to Crosstown: 8 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: 10 minutes

Westbound 94 from 35E to the Lowry Hill Tunnel: 8 minutes.

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

6:15 a.m. update: Rollover on 35W, wreck causing jam on Hwy. 169

Posted by: Tim Harlow Updated: November 25, 2014 - 6:15 AM

Police are on the way to a rollover on southbound I-35W in the vicinity of 36th Street. The vehicle landed in the right ditch, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

In New Hope, a wreck on southbound Hwy. 169 at Medicine Lake Road has traffic at a standstill back at Rockford Road. This will add several minutes to the drive, so beware.

6 a.m. update: Current travel times

Posted by: Tim Harlow Updated: November 25, 2014 - 6:02 AM

The early portion of the Tuesday rush continues to go smoothly, except for one stall and two crashes that are not having much of an impact on traffic, yet.

The stall is on westbound 94 near the Earl Street bridge.

Our crashes are on southbound Hwy. 169 at Medicine Lake Road in New Hope and there is word of a wreck involving up to four vehicles on Hwy. 65 in the vicinity of 109th Avenue.

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: 11 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: 10 minutes    To downtown Minneapolis: 16 minutes.

Northbound Cedar Avenue from 35E to the Crosstown: 8 minutes

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

Northbound 169 from Canterbury Road to 494: 8 minutes

Eastbound Hwy. 212 from Dell Road to Crosstown: 7 minutes

Westbound 494 from Cedar Avenue to Hwy. 100: 7 minutes.  Eastbound 494 from Hwy. 169 to 35W: 4 minutes

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

East metro

Westbound 94 from Manning Avenue to downtown St. Paul: 12 minutes

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

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

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