There is some good news for southbound 35E drivers. Things are actually picking up speed south of Wagon Wheel Trail. Until you reach Wagon Wheel, it's slow but at least things are moving.
The number of crashes has dropped in the past 20 minutes, but congestion has not abated.
Here are the toughest spots with the longest drives
The snow let up in the south metro long before the north metro, and perhaps, that is helping the situation in places such as Bloomington, Eagan, Cottage Grove and other suburbs south of I-494.
Travel times are better in the south metro, but some places still are crawling along. Southbound 169 is clogged from Bren Road to County Road 18.
It's still nose to nose on eastbound 494 from East Bush Lake Road over to Lyndale Avenue. Westbound is creeping from Nicollet Avenue to Hwy. 169.
Southbound Cedar Avenue and 35W from 494 down to 35E is moving reasonablly well, with 25 to 30 minutes needed.
In the north, nothing is moving on Hwy. 100 in either direction from 394 to the Crosstown. That is 20 to 25 minutes.
Northbound 494 is plugged from Crosstown to Bass Lake Road. Plan on 30 minutes or more
The worst drive is on northbound Hwy. 169. It's crammed from Crosstown up to I-94. That is at 45 minutes or more.
Northbound and westbound 94 from downtown Minneapolis to Hwy. 169 is at 36 minutes.
Northbound Hwy. 100 stinks from Crosstown to 394 in both directions. That is 20 to 25 minutes.
Slick conditions on westbound Hwy. 212 have put three vehicles in the ditch in the vicinity of Hwy. 101. Use caution there, and everywhere.
The ramp from westbound 694 to Central Avenue is closed due to a stalled vehicle blocking.
Southbound Hwy. 169 is a parking lot from Bren Road past the scene of a crash near the Bloomington Ferry Bridge. That is now at 20 minutes and rising.
No surprise that with all the snow we have lots of crashes, and that has nobody moving fast.
A wreck on southbound 35E at W. 7th Street has traffic at a near standstill from downtown St. Paul past the scene.
The trip on northbound Hwy. 169 and Hwy. 100 from Crosstown up to 694/94 is running at 45 minutes or more.
Northbound 494 isn't moving much faster. A crash at Hwy. 7 has traffic inching along from Valley View Road. Ahead, the usual afternoon congestion has the freeway bumper to bumper from Hwy. 55 up to Rockford Road.
Here is a full list of the latest incidents from MnDOT
|316||Crash on Exit||U.S.169 NB @ Co Rd 101 EB||Right shoulder blocked||Wed @ 15:34|
|15||Crash on Mainline||I-35E NB||Left shoulder blocked||Wed @ 15:46|
|318||Crash on Mainline||U.S.169 SB||Left lane blocked||Wed @ 14:56|
|44||Crash on Mainline||I-35E NB @ Co Rd H2||Left lane blocked||Wed @ 15:35|
|703||Stall on Merge||I-694 WB @ T.H.65 NB||Ramp Closed||Wed @ 16:00|
|50||Crash on Mainline||I-35E SB @ Co Rd 14||Left shoulder blocked||Wed @ 15:13|
|11||Crash on Mainline||I-35E NB @ McAndrews Rd||Just cleared||Wed @ 15:47|
|668||Stall on Exit||T.H.10 EB @ T.H.47 SB||Right lane blocked||Wed @ 15:58|
|28||Crash on Exit||I-35E SB @ W. 7th St||Right shoulder blocked||Wed @ 15:58|
|433||Crash on Merge||I-494 WB @ T.H.7 WB||1 lane(s) blocked||Wed @ 15:38|
|215||Stall on Mainline||T.H.100 SB @ T.H.100 CD SB||Right lane blocked||Wed @ 15:04|
Drivers on southbound Hwy. 100 are barely moving due to a spinout blocking the right and center lane at Minnetonka Blvd. The delays begin at Glenwood Avenue where we have another spinout.
It's bumper to bumper on northbound Hwy. 169 from Hwy. 7 up to I-94 in Brooklyn Park. That is nearly an hour.
Southbound 169 is creeping along from Valley View Road past County Road 18 in Shakopee. Plan on 17 minutes there. Look for a crash at Old Shakopee Road.
Northbound 35W is jammed from Hwy. 36 up to Hwy. 10. That is about 27 minutes.
Northbound 494 comes to a stop at Hwy. 7 where there is a crash blocking a lane. Ahead, things bunch up again near 394.