The reversible portion of the MnPass lane on I-394 has reopened. Technicians have fixed a computer problem that had the gates stuck in the down position.
"Lanes are open, traffic is piling in," the call came over the scanner at 7:41 a.m.
Electronic signs showing pricing on I-394 and I-35W have been turned on and fees are being collected.
Here is the original post from 6 a.m. this morning:
The reversible portion of the MnPass lane on I-394 is closed this morning as the Minnesota Department of Transportation is unable to open the lift gates.
The agency attributes the problem to a computer glitch, which has also knocked out electronic signs that display pricing. Motorists can still use the carpool lanes between I-494 and Hwy. 100.
Signs along the I-35W HOT lane also are out of commission, but drivers can still use the lanes that run from Burnsville to downtown Minneapolis, a MnDOT spokesman said.
With no pricing being displayed, "it just might be a freebie" today, the spokesman said.
Technicians are currently looking into the problem.