April 20, 2018 07:50 AM
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Drivers who take Highway 169 in the north metro can breathe a temporary sigh of relief as the Minnesota Department of Transportation reports some of the road work in that area has been postponed.
Although KSTP Traffic Reporter Josie Smith said drivers will still see roadwork near Hayden Lake Road in Champlin next week, the longterm lane closures won't take place now until early May.
Hwy 169 project postponed in the north metro! You'll see off-peak work near East Hayden Lake Rd in Champlin next week, but the long-term lane closures won't start til early May now. https://t.co/2bXnWJs5hf pic.twitter.com/k0yppmmjYh— KSTP Traffic (@kstptraffic) April 20, 2018
According to MnDOT, work in the area will consist of resurfacing, bridge work and some straightening of curves.
As for the Friday morning commute, Smith said delays occurred on eastbound Interstate 94 near the Elm Creek Rest Area in Maple Grove after a semi appeared to have lost its rear duals.
Smith said as a result, by 7 a.m., it was taking drivers roughly half an hour to travel along eastbound I-94.
It's already over a half hour for drivers taking 94 EB from Rogers to Maple Grove! MnDOT says it could take awhile to clear the situation with the semi. https://t.co/2bXnWJs5hf pic.twitter.com/J99u6UpMYE— KSTP Traffic (@kstptraffic) April 20, 2018
Traffic began resuming as normal just before 8 a.m.
Lanes on 94 EB near the Elm Creek Rest Area in Maple Grove are open! Problem with the semi has cleared off the interstate and is being handled at the rest area now.https://t.co/2bXnWJs5hf pic.twitter.com/iH1I5CadRq— KSTP Traffic (@kstptraffic) April 20, 2018
Meanwhile, Smith said to watch out for slick spots along westbound Highway 110 near Interstate 35E after a vehicle went off the road and landed in the snow.
Additionally, the light rail is back up and running in St. Paul after crews worked to clear a vehicle that had crashed into a pole and ended up on the tracks.
Updated: April 20, 2018 07:50 AM
Created: April 20, 2018 07:03 AM
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