By far, the most difficult drives are in the north metro.  Both southbound 35E and 35W are experiencing lots of stagnation.  I-35E is crammed south of 694 while 35W is nearly parked between Lexington Avenue and County Road J.

The knot on eastbound 94 out in St. Michael is gradually loosening. An earlier crash at Hwy. 241 led to a backup of four miles into Albertville.

Both southbound 494 and Hwy. 169 in the west metro also have lost all momentum. It's a very slow roll through Brooklyn Park, Maple Grove and Plymouth on both routes.

Here are some current travel times:

North metro

Southbound 35W from 95th Avenue to downtown Minneapolis: 25 minutes

Southbound 35E from County 96 to I-94: 22 minutes.

Eastbound Hwy. 10 from Hwy. 169 to 35W: 14 minutes

Westbound 694 from 35E to Hwy. 252: 10 minutes. Eastbound is 10 minutes.

West metro

Eastbound 94 from Hwy. 101 to 494: 10 minutes

Southbound 494 from 94 down to 394: 26 minutes

Eastbound 394 from 494 to 35W via 94: 10 minutes

Southbound Hwy. 169 from I-94 to Crosstown: 31 minutes

Southbound Hwy. 100 from I-94 to Crosstown: 20 minutes

South metro

Northbound 35W from County 42 to Crosstown: 16 minutes    To downtown Minneapolis: 22 minutes.

Northbound Cedar Avenue from 35E to the Crosstown: 9 minutes

Northbound 35E from County 42 to downtown St. Paul: 18 minutes

Northbound 169 from Canterbury Road to 494: 13 minutes

Eastbound Hwy. 212 from Dell Road to Crosstown: 4 minutes

Westbound 494 from Cedar Avenue to Hwy. 100: 10 minutes.  Eastbound 494 from Hwy. 169 to 35W: 7 minutes

Westbound Crosstown from Cedar Avenue to Hwy. 169: 12 minutes   Eastbound Crosstown from Hwy. 100 to Cedar Avenue: 8 minutes

East metro

Westbound 94 from Manning Avenue to downtown St. Paul: 16 minutes

Westbound 94 from 35E to the Lowry Hill Tunnel: 9 minutes.

Westbound Hwy. 36 from Edgerton Street to 35W: 11 minutes.

Older Post

7:10 a.m. update: Four-mile back up loosening in Albertville

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7:45 a.m. update: Crashes on Hwy. 36 and 212