KSTP Traffic Round-Up: A Few AM Crashes Delay Metro Area Traffic

November 01, 2017 09:12 AM

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It was an easy start to the Wednesday morning commute before rain and snow were expected to hit the metro area.

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KSTP Traffic Reporter Josie Smith reported the roads were clear and dry Wednesday morning.

Here's a look at traffic incidents Smith was following Wednesday morning:

  • At roughly 8:30 a.m., Smith reported traffic was at a standstill, and reduced to one lane, along Excelsior Boulevard due to a crash south of Cedar Lake Road.

 

 

  • At about 8 a.m., Smith said to plan for a roughly half-hour drive on eastbound Interstate 394 from Interstate 494 to downtown Minneapolis. Traffic was slower due to earlier crashes on Interstate 94.

 

 

  • A crash occurred in the center lane on northbound Highway 52 at the Lafayette Bridge.

  • A crash on westbound Highway 610 near Highway 169 blocked the right lane.

  • A crash involving a squad blocked the left lane on northbound Highway 61, prior to Warner Road in St. Paul, at about 5:30 a.m. The crash cleared about an hour later. Smith reports the incident did not appear to result in serious injuries.

 

 

A snow-rain mix is expected to hit the metro area at about 11 a.m. Wednesday, which could make for a messy evening commute as 2 to 4 inches of snow could accumulate.

RELATED: Next Round of Rain, Snow Expected Wednesday

Then, KSTP Chief Morning Meteorologist Ken Barlow said the sleet is expected to turn into a drizzle between 8 and 11 p.m.

Track your route with the KSTP Traffic Map.

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Rebecca Omastiak & Josie Smith

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