Monday, March 18, 2013
Monday's morning rush hour is likely to be dicey.
Snowfall amounts aren't supposed to be overwhelming on Monday, but the flakes may fly just in time to muck up your morning travel. Fridley is under a Winter Weather Advisory through 1 a.m. Tuesday, and people just to the west of us are going to be dealing with blizzard conditions. All the more reason to take a glance at Fridley Patch's Commute feature before you leave home. The color codes will tell you where traffic is worst or best. Good luck! And leave a comment below to share your Monday morning storm story.
Friday, March 15, 2013
Anoka County is part of a swath of the state under a Winter Weather Advisory.
Watch out for wet and possibly icy roads around Fridley on Friday, with rain, freezing rain and snow coming in a couple waves, according to a National Weather Service Winter Weather Advisory. See also: The National Weather Service forecast for Fridley's Friday: Snow and freezing rain, becoming all snow after 1pm. High near 34. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime ice accumulation of 0.1 to 0.2 of an inch possible. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible. Here's the outline from the NWS Winter Weather Advisory, announced at 4:11 a.m. Friday and in effect throught 1 a.m. Saturday: * TIMING: FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET WILL SPREAD INTO THE AREA EARLY THIS MORNING AND GRADUALLY TURN TO SNOW …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Westbound freeway traffic congested; crash at westbound Hwy. 65. How are your local roads faring?
A crash on westbound I-694 in Fridley near Hwy. 65 at about 8:30 a.m. complicated travel Thursday morning. How are the routes you've traveled? Pavement icy underfoot? Leave a comment below. A large vehicle on the right shoulder—appearing to be a bus in MnDOT traffic camera images—had left the scene by 9:15 a.m. Traffic was very heavy in both directions on I-694 at Silver Lake Road as the morning commute neared what should have been its final minutes. Check the Fridley Patch Commute feature any time for traffic conditions.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
You'd like to get somewhere, but Winter Storm Saturn has other ideas.
The heaviest snow in Minnesota is falling along the I-35 corridor Tuesday morning, according to the National Weather Service, with as many as five inches of accumulation predicted. CLOSED: Snow Closes All Schools in Fridley Area: Fridley, Columbia Heights, Spring Lake Park, Anoka-Hennepin Districts; Totino-Grace, Al-Amal, Calvin Christian, Woodcrest Baptist How bad is it? Leave a message below.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
The Twin Cities' first morning rush hour of 2013 got gnarly locally. Try Fridley Patch's 'Commute' feature.
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Wednesday, January 2
Monday, December 10, 2012
The dropping temp was 12.2° F in Blaine at 6 a.m. MnDOT rated roads around Fridley as 'fair' for winter driving.
The snow is mostly done falling around Fridley—now it's the temperature's turn. Temperatures nearby in Blaine dropped overnight, hitting 12.2° F at 6 a.m. with 9 mile per hour winds. MnDOT rated road conditions on most Twin Cities highways as "fair," although side streets could be another story. (You can also check Patch's Commute map.) What are roads like near you or on your commute? Leave a comment below. Schools and school districts including or in the city of Fridley had not announced closures or late starts as of 6 a.m. (as kids predicted on Twitter). The general advice is to bundle up and layer winter clothing, and to leave lots of time to travel and take it easy on the speeds.
Monday, November 12, 2012
Use the Fridley Patch 'Commute' feature to see traffic and gas price info.
Wintery road conditions caused backups on Twin Cities freeways Monday morning. Before you head out, check the Fridley Patch "Commute" feature for traffic information. (You'll find local gas prices there too. And you can get the weather at the top of our pages anytime.) How were roads and traffic for you today?
Monday, September 26, 2011
Fridley is the destination in this sped-up commuting clip on YouTube.
Monday, September 26, 2011
Ever raced to Fridley? This time-lapse YouTube video will bring back memories. Note: The person who posted this YouTube clip has since removed it. A YouTube user uploaded this mini-road movie last month. It's a first-person view from his Mercedes from the time it leaves his Forest Lake garage to the University Avenue exit off I-694 in Fridley. This feature highlights random videos that appear on YouTube that have something to do with Fridley. Earlier installments include a passing Amtrak train and a video ode to Fridley High School. (We haven't done that video yet.) If you have a suggestion or make your own YouTube video about Fridley, upload it to this post, leave a link in comments below, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.