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Komo's Ryan Harris is at the DOT's traffic management center with where we've seen the worst of it. So far, we've really dodged a lot of bullets in several weekday commute since the viaduct closed because most of us are doing what we've been asked. We're either staying home to work or leaving earlier. That's led to a max of thirty minutes added to the normal drive times. And that was brief otherwise it's topped out at twenty minutes. Seattle department of transportation's mad says they still see sticky spots like the west Seattle bridge. But the peak time is spreading as we get towards the tail end of the of the peach it's lightning, but it's definitely heavier earlier. And those those folks who are coming in early are help and making a difference and getting everyone into town, but they're also spending a little bit more time. The mid like to warnings from dot and wash dot this doesn't mean it's time to get complacent. Dan. Remember things always get heavier in the rain at the transportation management center. Ryan Harris, KOMO news. People are riding the buses away to avoid the congestion caused by the Seattle squeeze we have been carrying about fifteen to seventeen hundred people per day during the first couple of days on the extra buses alone. Bill Bryant with metro transit says they're still waiting on hard numbers for their regular buses. The viaduct will be torn down soon. And komo's Charlie harder tells us the city council is finalizing plans to reshape the waterfront the planets. You have a waterfront park and redo the streets and sidewalks. It all comes at a cost and the council is considering an idea to tax property owners who live in the area to pay for it councilmember, Deborah Juarez and Joshua Curtis with the city's office of the waterfront disgusted if the chances nine hundred hundred dollars you had twenty years to pay it. Correct. You can pay it off all at once or you can finance it with commercial owner and at five thousand nine hundred twenty years to pay correct thousand nine hundred dollars say the cost should be spread out across the entire city. Not just pay by neighborhood property owners. The council is expected to vote on the measure in the coming weeks. Charlie Harger, KOMO news. North west harvest says the government shutdown is to blame for a sudden uptick of people needing food banks around here. Jordan Rubin is their communications director. We're calling for an end to the shutdown. There's just too much collateral damage. There's real lives being affected here. We were seeing even before federal employees lost their first paycheck last Friday that social services we're becoming strained even with that strain. Ruben says people shouldn't hesitate to visit a food Bank. If they're in need, KOMO news time, ten thirty four. Aaa traffic every.