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Tracks cleared in Bloomington; Blue Line trains getting back on schedule

A car that became stuck on the tracks near the American Boulevard Station in Bloomington has been removed and Blue Line trains are back running as normal.

Riders can "expect some continuing delays as we work to get back on schedule," Metro Transit said at 7:05 a.m.

Trains are running in both directions, the agency said.

The tracks has been blocked for about 30 minutes. Below is the original posting.

Blue Line riders can expect delays this morning as crews work to free a car that became stuck on the tracks near the American Boulevard Station in Bloomington.

Metro Transit said it is working to keep Blue Line trains running every 10 minutes between Terminal 2 at MSP Airport and Target Field in downtown Minneapolis.

Passengers can "expect significant delays between Mall of America and Terminal 2," Metro Transit said..

Water main break could spawn traffic delays on Old Shakopee Road in Bloomington

The City of Bloomington is telling drivers to expect delays Wednesday, especially during busy commuting hours, as utility crews work to fix a broken water main.

A pipe sprung a leak at the intersection of Old Cedar Avenue and Old Shakopee Road. That's just west of the busy interchange of Old Shakopee Road and Hwy. 77/Cedar Avenue.


Traffic on Old Shakopee Road will be down to one lane each direction, and southbound traffic on Old Cedar Avenue will be restricted to right or left turn only.


The traffic restrictions will remain in place overnight while crews complete pavement restoration, the city said in its announcement.

During the repair, about four commercial properties will be without water. No residential properties are affected, the city said in a tweet.