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Crashes lead to long commute times
The Thursday morning commute has led to some murderous travel times as crashes litter the freeway system.
Wednesday's I-94 closure in downtown Minneapolis called off
MnDOT has called off Wednesday's closure so all lanes will remain open overnight.
Crashes hamper late Wednesday rush hour
As the Wednesday rush hour moves into its final stages, the system is littered with a number of crashes.
Traffic crammed on I-94 in Minneapolis; rollover clears on Hwy. 65 in Fridley
Westbound I-94 remains crammed from Cedar Avenue to the Lowry Hill Tunnel. One of two crashes has cleared, but the one that remains near Chicago Avenue has traffic crawling in the area.
Man captures his love for Northstar line with new German polka
Make no bones about it, Josh Larson is a huge fan of the Northstar commuter rail line.
Friday traffic: An easy commute with few issues
Friday's generally serve up lighter volumes of traffic, and so far that's the case. The busiest routes may be those leading out of town as travelers take advantage of the Labor Day weekend.
Crashes, congestion mar late rush hour commute
The rush hour slogs along on many routes as congestion and wrecks tangle traffic.
Wednesday traffic: Miserable on I-694 in New Brighton
The drive on I-694 between I-35W and Hwy. 252 has become a grind, with 12 to 15 minutes in each direction.
Tuesday traffic: Crash brings big delays on I-35W in Lexington
A stalled vehicle on eastbound I-94 at Riverside Avenue is the only problem on the system, but that does not mean travel will be quick.
Monday traffic: Crashes on Hwy. 169, Hwy. 100 clear
The late rush hour is seeing a big improvement now that wrecks on Hwy. 100 at Glenwood Avenue and southbound Hwy. 169 at Plymouth Avenue in New Hope.
Crashes slow drive on I-35W in Shoreview
A couple fender benders on southbound I-35W in the area of County Road I in Shoreview has traffic slowing, but that's the worst of things on the system.
Headed to the fair? So is everyone else: All State Fair park and ride lots are full
Express bus riders were also facing long lines while those driving to the fair will find streets near the fairgrounds congested.
Here's how to get to the Minnesota State Fair
Avid fairgoers were already lining up to get into opening day of the Minnesota State Fair as vehicles at 5:30 a.m. were parked outside the Hoyt Avenue gate and on Snelling Avenue.
Thursday traffic: State Fair, crashes leading to gridlock
Nothing like the Minnesota State Fair and crashes across the system to spawn gridlock and jam ups all across the metro.
Morning traffic: Motorcycle crash blocks lanes on I-35W in Richfield
In what looks to be a serious crash, a motorcyclist is reported to be stuck under a semitrailer truck on southbound I-35W at 76th Street in Richfield.
Traffic loosens on Hwy. 610 in Brooklyn Park as crash clears
It took quite a while, but the crash on westbound Hwy. 610 at Noble Parkway in Brooklyn Park has finally cleared. Traffic has recovered nicely, too.
Crashes on Hwy. 280 and I-694 are latest trouble spots
A pair of new wrecks is adding to the slow downs late rush hour commuters are experiencing. Rain is also bogging down the drive.
Metro Transit seeking cause for morning derailment near Franklin Avenue
Blue Line trains have resumed service between 38th Street and downtown Minneapolis after service was disrupted for about two and a half hours when a train derailed Friday morning.
A Vikings home game and another I-35W closure will affect weekend traffic
One more weekend, motorists will have to endure a shut down of Interstate 35W in northeast Minneapolis, but this time only the southbound lanes will close.
A sweet commute on the roads, not on the rails
Friday's drive to work has been uneventful compared for those taking the Blue Line to work. At 8:50 a.m., drivers were encountering few issues on the roads.
Metro Transit light-rail vehicle No. 114 is first to 1 million miles
Metro Transit's light-rail vehicle No. 114 made its first run between downtown Minneapolis and the Mall of America on the Blue Line's opening day in June 2004.
Westbound I-694 in White Bear reopens following semi rollover crash
Good news for motorists in the northeast metro. The Minnesota Department of Transportation reopened westbound I-694 after a semitrailer truck flipped over at McKnight Road. The lanes had been closed for nearly five hours.
Truck driver lost control in I-94 crossover crash that killed 1 in Maple Grove
The freeway was shut down for about 6 hours after a semi crossed the median and stuck on-coming vehicles, killing at least one person.
Roadwork brings traffic to a standstill on I-35 in Forest Lake
It's roadwork that is bringing traffic on northbound I-35 in Forest Lake to a standstill. MnDOT is working on a lane shift in conjunction with the resurfacing project that will run until fall.
Lexington Parkway resurfacing will bring detours and traffic delays this week
Lexington Avenue in St. Paul will undergo resurfacing this week, and it's a road that motorists will likely want to avoid.
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