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8:45 a.m. update: Crash on Hwy. 13 in Mendota

Posted by: Tim Harlow Updated: April 23, 2014 - 8:46 AM

Look out for a crash on Hwy. 13 at Rustic Hills Drive in Mendota.  That is just south of I-494. No word if there are injuries.

On northbound 694 in Oakdale, a wreck has left a motorist in the center median at 10th Street. That doesn't seem to be having much of an impact on traffic in either direction.

The sluggishness on eastbound 94 is due to a crash that just cleared in the Lowry Hill Tunnel.

8:35 a.m. update: Current travel times

Posted by: Tim Harlow Updated: April 23, 2014 - 8:39 AM

No major problems, just pockets of congestion to slow the commute in a few places at this hour. Here are some current travel times:

North metro

Southbound 35W from 95th Avenue to Hwy. 280: 10 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: 18 minutes

Southbound 494 from 94 down to 394: 20 minutes

Eastbound 394 from 494 to 35W via 94: 12 minutes

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

Southbound Hwy. 100 from I-94 to Crosstown: 14 minutes

South metro

Northbound 35W from County 42 to the Crosstown: 18 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: 15 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: 6 minutes

Westbound Crosstown from Cedar Avenue to Hwy. 169: 11 minutes   Eastbound Crosstown from Hwy. 100 to Cedar Avenue: 7 minutes

East metro

Westbound 94 from Manning Avenue to downtown St. Paul: 13 minutes

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

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

8:10 a.m. update: Clipping along with few problems

Posted by: Tim Harlow Updated: April 23, 2014 - 8:11 AM

Today's rush hour has been uneventful in terms of stalled vehicles and crashes, but there have been lots of reports of aggressive and erratic driving.

The latest was a vehicle all over the road on eastbound Hwy. 10 near Round Lake Blvd. We also had a fight on a Jefferson Lines bus on westbound 94 at milepost 206.  Something in the water today?

Nothing on the roads should get the blood boiling. Just some minor congestion on northbound 35W from County 42 to the Minnesota River Bridge.  It's 33 minutes to reach downtown Minneapolis.

Southbound 494 from the Fish Lake Interchange to Hwy. 55 is tight, but still not horrible. That trip is 19 minutes.

Speeds are below the posted on both westbound Crosstown and 494 between Cedar Avenue and Hwy. 100, trips that will take 16 and 10 minutes respectively.

East metro traffic on I-94, Hwy. 52 and Hwy. 61 are problem free.  Expect a few extra minutes on westbound 94 from Hwy. 61 to 7th Street in St. Paul.

7:55 a.m. update: Current travel times

Posted by: Tim Harlow Updated: April 23, 2014 - 7:56 AM

No major problems, just pockets of congestion to slow the commute in a few places at this hour. Here are some current travel times:

North metro

Southbound 35W from 95th Avenue to Hwy. 280: 12 minutes

Southbound 35E from County 96 to I-94: 13 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: 16 minutes

Southbound 494 from 94 down to 394: 20 minutes

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

Southbound Hwy. 169 from I-94 to Crosstown: 33 minutes

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

South metro

Northbound 35W from County 42 to the Crosstown: 18 minutes.

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

Northbound 35E from County 42 to downtown St. Paul: 23 minutes

Northbound 169 from Canterbury Road to 494: 15 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: 9 minutes

Westbound Crosstown from Cedar Avenue to Hwy. 169: 19 minutes   Eastbound Crosstown from Hwy. 100 to Cedar Avenue: 9 minutes

East metro

Westbound 94 from Manning Avenue to downtown St. Paul: 14 minutes

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

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

7:40 a.m. update: Stalls on I-94 in St. Paul

Posted by: Tim Harlow Updated: April 23, 2014 - 7:41 AM

A pair of stalls is contributing to the slow and tight conditions on westbound 94 in St. Paul.  The first is at Hwy. 61 on the right shoulder and the second is at Marion Street. It's 15 minutes from Manning Avenue to I-35E.

Travel times are growing northbound 35W in Burnsville. Thick traffic has the drive at 15 minutes from County 42 up to Crosstown.

It's a hit and run accident on the ramp from westbound 694 to southbound 35W in Arden Hills. Traffic on southbound 35W is clipping right along from Lexington Avenue down to Hwy. 280.  There is minor hiccup approaching County 96.

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