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Will close tonight through early Monday, definitely slowing down your drive this weekend. Komo's Brian Calvert has the heads up. Let's start with the viaduct in. No, this is not the three-week closure plan for January, Laura. Newborn with the State Department of transportation says they need to put up some new overhead signs, and pour some pavement part of the connections contract that we have basically the way to connect the roads to the tunnel when we're ready to open a tunnel. That means all northbound ninety nine lanes between Spokane and battery streets close tonight through tomorrow night on Sunday northbound ninety nine reopens at Royal Brome for the Seahawks home opener now south to SR. One six seven were all southbound lanes between I four zero five and south one eightieth will be closed all weekend and in Lynnwood SR five to four will close on either side. Four zero five through Monday morning as well. Brian Calvert, KOMO news. Starting today. State troopers will crack down on distracted drivers the state patrol is launching an emphasis patrol through the weekend. The Washington traffic safety commission says distracted driving is the cause of thirty percent of traffic deaths in our state so far this year. Troopers had pulled over more than eighteen thousand drivers for distracted driving. The penalty starts at one hundred thirty six dollars. They've been working without a contract for almost four years. But Seattle cops finally have agreement that gives them a pay increase retroactive. Komo's Carleen Johnson is live with the update Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan applauded the patience of the Seattle police officers guild as officers continuing to do their jobs without a contract without a pay increase at all for four years. Now, they do it difficult job day in and day out. And they do it in a city that has increasingly difficult challenges. But they've done it without a contract without a raise since two thousand fourteen the incremental increases will go back to twenty fifteen each year officers getting a bump. Three percent or more for seventeen percent at total hike in all according to sources who spoke to the Seattle times morale-boots, they feel more value. That is Seattle police chief Carmen best. Now the guild in exchange has agreed to the removal of a stringent legal standard that will make it easier for officers to be fired for dishonesty. Carleen johnson. Komo news. Coming up on the KOMO morning. News arrest caught on video complete with sarcastic play by play. I'm Corwin Hake with the incident now going viral at eight.