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9 a.m. update: Rush hour wrap up

  • Blog Post by: Tim Harlow
  • April 29, 2014 - 9:00 AM

Another round of rain didn't spawn a lot of crashes, but it did bring slow traffic during the heart of the rush. It also brought another reprieve for I-35 drivers in Lakeville as a planned road construction project was put on hold.  When the weather improves, the freeway will go down to a single lane between County Roads 50 and 60.

No ramp jam on southbound Hwy. 169 to westbound Hwy. 212 today. Yesterday produced delays as driver navitaged the detour since southbound Hwy. 169 is closed at the Crosstown down to Valley View Road until July.

A late-rush hour fender bender clogged traffic on Cedar Avenue northbound. The wreck on the Minnesota River bridge led to a slow roll from McAndrews Road up to the Crosstown.

Both directions of Hwy. 100 were plugged during the 8 a.m. hour between Minnetonka Blvd. and 50th Street. That is starting to thin out at this hour.

Earlier in the rush, a serious injury crash had the right lane of southbound Hwy. 52 shut down at Butler Avenue in West St. Paul. A stall had southbound 35E at a near stop at the Cayuga Bridge around 7 a.m.

Overall we had no major problems on the mainline roads, just the usual congestion in the usual spots.

I'll be back Wednesday with more live blogging of the morning drive to work. Have a terrific Tuesday.

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