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"Ninety nine tunnel. And the State Department of transportation says they're working every day to calibrate the new systems inside the tunnel. Komo's Carrick hostage says this comes after drivers report smelling fumes throughout the underground roadway for the last two days traveling through the new state route ninety nine tunnel for the second day this week smelled something concerning on short on oxygen. A little bit of exhaust fumes the window down. The Washington State Department of transportation says congestion in the tunnel. Like we saw when a car stalled during the morning commute can increase fuse. When vehicles are travelling less than say, thirty miles an hour. There is can be some buildup wash dot says. That's when the seventeen jet fans inside the tunnel work to move gasses atoms. Those are designed to come on automatic right now. We're calibrating win. Those sensors would kick on those fans and push that air through plus shot says they hope to have the fans working properly with traffic flow by next week. We have to make some tweaks to make sure that those sensors that are detecting carbon monoxide are are detecting it at a level that is that works for for those of us that are inside the tunnel into tech that smell. I do want to let you know that they tell us that. Normally there is a slow of air through here because of the traffic it's called the. Piston effect that actually helps the fans not to have to move, and they say a majority of the time because of that piston effect those fans will not have to be turned on. But again, they are working on a solution for this right now and Tara. Komo news.."