Traffic running smoothly after crashes cause huge backups on eastbound I-94 in Minneapolis

Insane delays because of the crashes near downtown.
Author:
Updated:
Original:
Screen Shot 2019-11-07 at 11.52.32 AM

1 P.M. UPDATE

Traffic appears to be moving normally again as the crashes have been cleared. 

Original story

Drivers trying to get through downtown Minneapolis via eastbound Interstate 94 have been trudging through slowly as numerous of crashes has things stacked and packed on both sides of the Lowry Hill Tunnel. 

According to Google, there is a 27-minute delay on I-94 eastbound between Hennepin Ave. and 3rd Ave., and then a 40-minute delay on eastbound I-94 between 3rd Ave. and Hwy. 65. 

Screen Shot 2019-11-07 at 11.50.09 AM

The slowdowns begin (as of 11:50 a.m.) around N. 7th St. to the north of Hwy. 55 and continue all the way through the tunnel before things loosen up after Hwy. 65. It's also making the merge from eastbound I-394 more difficult. 

No word on how long it will take to clear the accidents and get things moving at a decent speed. 

Sign up: Subscribe to our BREAKING NEWS newsletters

Next Up

Willians Astudillo

Twins pitchers decimated: 16 runs, 18 hits, 8 walks ... 4 strikeouts

The White Sox hammered the Twins 16-4 but Astudillo took the mound in the ninth.

Trinity

Girl shot in the head at birthday party 'fighting for her life'

Trinity Ottoson-Smith was struck by a bullet in the head last weekend.

Kelly Kleine

Broncos hire Vikings' Kelly Kleine as highest-ranking woman scout in NFL history

Kleine will reunite in Denver with former Vikings executive George Paton.

Joel Eriksson Ek

Wild looks to exorcise demons from haunted Game 2 history

The Wild have lost nine straight Game 2s entering Tuesday night's tilt with Vegas.

ambulance

Woman who died in crash after car lost tire in Minneapolis is ID'd

The 35-year-old Minneapolis woman was originally from Mahnomen.

Flickr - fishing minnesota 2020 -Lorie Shaull

Curious conservation officer reports from the Minnesota DNR

Gravel thieves, raucous campers and some quick thinking that backfired.

St. Paul police squad

Police 'tactically disengage' from standoff in St. Paul

The incident lasted approximately 2 1/2 hours.

Cane's

Another Raising Cane's set to open in the Twin Cities

This will be the 11th Raising Cane's restaurant in the metro area.

kimberly potter

Trial of former police officer Kimberly Potter starts Dec. 6

Potter is charged in the shooting death of Daunte Wright.

Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.

Health care workers ratify tentative agreement with Allina Health

The union was threatening a strike just two weeks ago.

Related

Screen Shot 2019-02-26 at 2.06.07 PM

I-94 re-opens after crash in Lowry Hill Tunnel

The road re-opened shortly before 3 p.m.

Interstate 94 reopens after wrong-way crash near Hwy. 280

Traffic was backed up for miles on I-94 westbound.

Screen Shot 2019-02-20 at 11.40.29 AM

I-94 closed eastbound in Melrose after snow plow struck

A semi-trailer had earlierĀ caused delays on eastbound I-94 in Maple Grove.

Screen Shot 2020-01-31 at 7.04.11 AM

1 dead in crash that temporarily closed I-94 near St. Cloud

The two-vehicle crash happened around 5 a.m. Friday.

Screen Shot 2019-03-14 at 1.06.48 PM

Flooding closes lane on I-94, roads shut down across Minnesota

There is flooding and pavement failure on I-94 in Minneapolis.

Plan around weekend roadwork on I-94, I-494, I-35W

Soon enough, the only thing that'll slow you down will be snow and ice.

EBUTHS1WsAELgY7

2 weeks of overnight closures on I-94 to repair damaged bridges

The closures will be in place beginning at 10 p.m. each night.