The Drive will keep you up to speed with the latest on Twin Cities commuting.

8 a.m. update: Major mess in the Midway

Posted by: Tim Harlow Updated: March 26, 2015 - 8:03 AM

Police, fire rigs and an ambulance are on the scene of a bizarre crash on westbound I-94, and now all but one lane is blocked.

That has traffic parked back to the I-35E interchange in downtown St. Paul.

Motorists heading into downtown St. Paul from the east side will feel the effects starting at Johnson Pkwy.

7:45 a.m. update: Crashes slow traffic on Crosstown, I-94

Posted by: Tim Harlow Updated: March 26, 2015 - 7:46 AM

Here is a traffic plugger, a multi-vehicle wreck taking out the left lane of westbound 94 at Lexington Avenue. This will bring delays starting at Dale Street.

In Bloomington, northbound Cedar Avenue is coming to a stop approaching the Crosstown. A 3-car crash on the Crosstown overpass is the culprit.

7:40 a.m. update: Small jam forming on I-94 in Brooklyn Center

Posted by: Tim Harlow Updated: March 26, 2015 - 7:39 AM

The first problem of any significance this morning comes in Brooklyn Center. A crash on the right shoulder of eastbound 94 at 53rd Avenue has traffic bunching up back near the infamous curve.  Plan on a delay of about 2 to 3 minutes.

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

Posted by: Tim Harlow Updated: March 26, 2015 - 7:31 AM

Traffic volumes are starting to pick up, but still no major snafus to be concerned about.

Here are some current travel times:

North metro

Southbound 35W from 95th Avenue to downtown Minneapolis: 18 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: 10 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: 22 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: 18 minutes

Northbound 169 from Canterbury Road to 494: 12 minutes

Eastbound Hwy. 212 from Dell Road to Crosstown: 4 minutes

Westbound 494 from Cedar Avenue to Hwy. 100: 9 minutes.  Eastbound 494 from Hwy. 169 to 35W: 8 minutes

Westbound Crosstown from Cedar Avenue to Hwy. 169: 11 minutes   Eastbound Crosstown from Hwy. 100 to Cedar Avenue: 9 minutes

East metro

Westbound 94 from Manning Avenue to downtown St. Paul: 10 minutes

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

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

7 a.m. update: Current drive times

Posted by: Tim Harlow Updated: March 26, 2015 - 7:02 AM

Maybe it's spring break for lots of people because traffic levels are extremely light. At this hour we usually see levels picking up.

A couple crashes to be aware of, however. One is eastbound Hwy. 212 at Valley View Road in Eden Prairie.

The other is in the left lane of southbound Hwy. 65 at 109th Avenue in Blaine.

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: 10 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: 9 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: 4 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.

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