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Through Seattle hasn't been too bad so far, but that doesn't mean you can go back to your old habits. Come owes Ryan Harris is at the state traffic management center with what transportation officials say about day. Three those drive times did see an extra ten to twenty minutes at their peak again for the Wednesday morning drive. But like with the freeways mad you with the Seattle department of transportation says they still see heavier volumes on surface streets. Earlier mercer. We saw something yesterday afternoon folks were trying to get out of town who'd come in really haven't seen that of spreading. But he says it lightens up at the tail end of the peak and overall the earlier shift helps get everyone into town still though people are spending more time on the road than they'd like and its worst in the downtown core and even with triple the usual number of passengers on the water taxi, there's still more room for riders on boats. Shuttles and in parking lots at the TMC. And shoreline Ryan Harris, KOMO news. And from a metro transit perspective. It's so far. So good more and more commuters are looking at different ways to get to and from work during the highway ninety nine closure Bill. Bryant is with King County. Metro people really are trying new things I think that as expected also we've seen that the first few days have been pretty light says more and more people have been taking the bus though. The hard numbers aren't in just yet. However, Bryant cautions that more people are likely to revert to their old ways. So traffic could get worse over the next few days. Jeff Pohjola, KOMO news. And next thing there's a big push to change. The look of the Seattle waterfront komo's Charlie Harker tells us about today's city council meeting you'll hear it referred to as a lid this bureaucratic speak for a local improvement district is the properties along the waterfront and some sites. Reads would pay a tax that goes towards a new park and other developments. Joshua Curtis is with the city's office of the waterfront median condo owner would have a one time assessment of one thousand nine hundred dollars that meets. Tax if they chose to finance that with the city of her twenty years that would end up being about eight dollars a month, plus financing, of course, owners of commercial properties in the area would pay around fifty nine hundred or twenty five bucks a month, a group opposed to the lid says is unjust unaffordable and shouldn't be targeted at such a small percentage of property owners. Charlie Harger, KOMO news. We have your DNA that message from police to the person they believe stabbed demand death in west Seattle on the evening of June. Second the victim.

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