A spinout has left a vehicle in the median facing the wrong way on northbound 35W near 26th Street in Minneapolis. A second vehicle is off to the right shoulder.
The State Patrol is on the scene.
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Motorists in the west metro can rejoice. If all goes as planned, the Minnesota Department of Transportation on Monday will open the Hwy. 7 bridge over Hwy. 100 and the segment of the highway between Wooddale Avenue and Belt Line Road in St. Louis Park.
The contractor building a concrete median barrier along a 3-mile segment of Hwy. 12 in Wayzata and Orono has finished its work a week early and the road will reopen to motorists on Friday, the Minnesota Department of Transportation said.
The Metropolitan Council on Wednesday awarded a $118 million contract to Siemens to design 27 light-rail cars for the Southwest Light Rail Project.
As the number of people riding the metro area's two light-rail lines soars, so is the number of passengers who take rides without paying.
Road and lane closures with their associated detours are not fun for anybody, and this weekend will be a dozy for drivers in the west metro.