In case you missed the news, the always (kidding) accurate groundhog Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow and is predicting six more weeks of winter. We may get a taste of that Tuesday with light snow in the forecast.
Other than the cold, there was no sign of snow Monday and dry roads led to a delightful commute in most portions of the metro.
Northbound Cedar Avenue was the big trouble spot. A rollover crash in the southbound lands at Old Shakopee Road created lots of gawking by northbound motorists. The crash at 8 a.m. tied up northbound traffic from Diffley Road to the Mall of America as commuters slowed to take a looksee. Word is that the driver involved in the wreck was extricated from the vehicle. A present, all lanes of Cedar in both directions are open, but the acceleration lane from Old Shakopee Road to south Cedar is still blocked.
The cold might have played a role in a couple stalls that slowed traffic on the system, but that's to be expected when temperatures sink to near zero. The good news is that none wreaked havoc on traffic.
In Rogers, a car vs. semi crash around 6 a.m. tied up traffic on southbound Hwy. 101 for about an hour. That finally loosened around 7:15 a.m.
That was it for hazards and delays on the roads as drive times were reasonable. And there was no word of delays or mishaps on buses or trains.