Traffic trouble

I got stuck in some serious rush hour traffic leaving work yesterday (mostly on 62 heading West). W was in town. The commander in chief was attending a fund raiser for Norm Coleman at a private residence in Eden Prairie. Sure he declared something about the bridge, but the fund raiser was scheduled long before the bridge fell. I don’t have exact times, but I know he was landing around 4 p.m. at MSP and taking off around 7 p.m. If the Prez was around 494 twice between those times, that probably could contribute (or cause) super rush hour. One co-worker took 30 minutes to get from 494 to 62 on 77. That’s something even the 1-star Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker duo would avoid. If this is the kind of afternoon we are saddled with so that Coleman can bump up his checking account, maybe he can send checks to those of us for the gas we wasted trying to get home in time for dinner.

2 Comments so far

  1. Aaron (unregistered) on August 22nd, 2007 @ 1:54 pm

    I posted a couple links this morning about this:

    Flight Restrictions.

  2. Erica M (unregistered) on August 22nd, 2007 @ 3:58 pm

    I was leaving 494/Lyndale-ish at about 4:00. 494 westbound was already a parking lot. I knew about the prez and I figured 494 would be messed up because of it, so that wasn’t really a surprise. I cut up to 62 and thank god I got through there just ahead of it. I would have been PISSED if I had to park on the frickin’ highway.

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