There is lots of smoke and flashing lights at the scene of a vehicle that caught fire on southbound I-35 between Hwy. 97 and the Forest Lake Split of 35W and 35E. With the right lane blocked, traffic comes to a very slow roll from north of Hwy. 97. Plan on 3 to 5 minute delay.
Better news ahead: Both southbound 35W and 35E flow freely down to 694.
One other incident of note, and that's a crash in Apple Valley at McAndrews Road and Pilot Knob.
Here are some current travel times:
Southbound 35W from 95th Avenue to downtown Minneapolis: 15 minutes
Southbound 35E from County 96 to I-94: 9 minutes.
Eastbound Hwy. 10 from Hwy. 169 to 35W: 12 minutes
Westbound 694 from 35E to Hwy. 252: 10 minutes. Eastbound is 10 minutes.
Eastbound 94 from Hwy. 101 to 494: 11 minutes
Southbound 494 from 94 down to 394: 8 minutes
Eastbound 394 from 494 to 35W via 94: 9 minutes
Southbound Hwy. 169 from I-94 to Crosstown: 12 minutes
Southbound Hwy. 100 from I-94 to Crosstown: 13 minutes
Northbound 35W from County 42 to Crosstown: 9 minutes To downtown Minneapolis: 16 minutes.
Northbound Cedar Avenue from 35E to the Crosstown: 9 minutes
Northbound 35E from County 42 to downtown St. Paul: 17 minutes
Northbound 169 from Canterbury Road to 494: 7 minutes
Eastbound Hwy. 212 from Dell Road to Crosstown: 5 minutes
Westbound 494 from Cedar Avenue to Hwy. 100: 7 minutes. Eastbound 494 from Hwy. 169 to 35W: 5 minutes
Westbound Crosstown from Cedar Avenue to Hwy. 169: 8 minutes Eastbound Crosstown from Hwy. 100 to Cedar Avenue: 8 minutes
Westbound 94 from Manning Avenue to downtown St. Paul: 11 minutes
Westbound 94 from 35E to the Lowry Hill Tunnel: 8 minutes.
Westbound Hwy. 36 from Edgerton Street to 35W: 6 minutes.