9 a.m. update: Rush hour wrap up
- Blog Post by: Tim Harlow
- January 3, 2014 - 9:01 AM
The roads are in good shape now, but word from the National Weather Service is that an area of snow, sleet and freezing rain could slicken things up just in time for the drive home. After that, the bottom drops out as the next arctic blast rolls into town.
The precipatation could last until early Saturday morning, so the first part of the weekend could be tricky. And once it ends, winds are expectd to howl so pay attention to changing road conditions if you head out.
This morning was tame on the roads with few accidents and a handful of stalls. The big trouble spot was on eastbound 394 at Hwy. 100. That's where the gates to the HOT lanes were stuck in the down position. MnDOT crews are currently on the scene trying to fix the problem.
The good news for commuters is that the general lanes were not that crowded so the trip to downtown Minneapolis didn't take much longer than it would have if the HOT lanes were accessible.
Currently we have a crash on east 394 at Louisiana Avenue. Elsewhere traffic flows along well, so you'll have no problems getting from Point A to Point B at this hour.
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