That sinking feeling on 35E

Commuters heading north into St. Paul on I-35E this morning may have to detour around their usual freeway exit.

The sinkhole that opened up on the exit ramp to Kellogg Boulevard over the weekend is still there this morning, and it’s a doozy.

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MnDot says it’s warning commuters about the closure on signs at West 7th Street and Wagon Wheel Trail.

It’s just one of the impacts of that deluge on Friday and Saturday. Metro Transit says the washout and derailment on the BNSF tracks in Fridley will keep Northstar commuter rail out of service until at least Tuesday morning.

But at least 35W, Highway 10 and Highway 280 are dry land again this morning. They were also flooded by heavy rain Friday night.