It's the speed up and slow down game playing out on southbound Hwy. 169, with speeds dropping from Rockford Road down to Medicine Lake Road and again from Cedar Lake Road to Hwy. 7. 

Southbound 35E creeps along from north of County Road 96 down to County Road E.  A van on the northbound side is stuck in the cable median barrier, and that is producing the gawking effect.

The Crosstown westbound from 35W to France Avenue and westbound 494 from Cedar to Hwy. 100 both drop speed, but that's only adding a minute or two to the drive.

 Here are some current travel times:

North metro

Southbound 35W from 95th Avenue to downtown Minneapolis: 15 minutes

Southbound 35E from County 96 to I-94: 14 minutes.

Eastbound Hwy. 10 from Hwy. 169 to 35W: 13 minutes

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

West metro

Eastbound 94 from Hwy. 101 to 494: 9 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: 16 minutes

Southbound Hwy. 100 from I-94 to Crosstown: 17 minutes

South metro

Northbound 35W from County 42 to Crosstown: 10 minutes    To downtown Minneapolis: 17 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: 8 minutes

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

Westbound 494 from Cedar Avenue to Hwy. 100: 7 minutes.  Eastbound 494 from Hwy. 169 to 35W: 4 minutes

Westbound Crosstown from Cedar Avenue to Hwy. 169: 10 minutes   Eastbound Crosstown from Hwy. 100 to Cedar Avenue: 8 minutes

East metro

Westbound 94 from Manning Avenue to downtown St. Paul: 10 minutes

Westbound 94 from 35E to the Lowry Hill Tunnel: 8 minutes.

Westbound Hwy. 36 from Edgerton Street to 35W: 6 minutes.

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7:50 a.m. update: Rubbernecking delays on 35E in Vadnais Heights

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8:30 a.m. update: Current drive times