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"Ron and don's top five. Number four. Story before we were going to go back through Tracy Taylor because you've been talking to people out and about about what they're going to do on Friday about the I understand that you met another, Tracy. I certainly did. And she she reached out to us at nine eight nine seven three and talked about the fact that yes, there were issues with her commute coming from Queen and basically all the way down into a harbour island where she works in. Well, she was looking into Airbnb is and we have her story. Some people are mapping out their new way around the viaduct closure. Others are working with their employers to change work schedules or work from home, Tracy Thomas works at terminal eighteen on harbor island during the week is doing the viaduct back and forth to work is I quote normal. Obviously, I it's like what's my alternative here. Well, this isn't the first time Tracy has to look for other ways around the viaduct shutdown. Of course, if I has shut down before, but you know, a lot of times it's just a weekend closure. If that doesn't affect me, you know, like when it was shut down for a week for when the earthquake how you know, we just dealt with it. With this being three weeks. I'm just really concerned about end traffic has only gotten worse over over those periods of time, you know, the sheer volume have increase and at one point she was looking to change where she lives by researching Airbnb. Well, I seriously considered it. And because I thought you know, if I could be in west Seattle and just drop down that would be Lazier than trying to deal with, you know, the math, and I actually contacted a couple of Airbnb ease and in the end, it's expensive to do that for three weeks and you're away from your own home and stuff for three weeks and stuff. And so I just decided to take the chance, and you know, try to commute incense Airbnb are just too expensive. She's decided to make a change in going to come in a little earlier and leave. A little earlier to change my hours, hopefully that will help she's informed her employer about her commute. And they seem to be pretty understanding. But I do have a good boss. Does he will understand if you know, you're late one day, or you know, especially under these circumstances. I've already talked to about, you know, changing my our at least during this time that I'm an eight to five person. So I, you know, right at the peak of of Kabul pines and staff that you know, to come in early early is probably something that I will be doing this Friday at ten o'clock is the closure. We've warned you about where both directions of highway ninety nine close from Spokane street to the south end of the battery street tunnel now solely, and I have outlined your alternate routes and everything you need on the countdown to shutdown for via doom at mynorthwest dot com. Tracy taylor. Kiro radio realtime traffic truth serum. Sure, your pal. Tracy's the only person to think of going in early. So that's probably gonna work beautifully. Right. Well, I, you know, I thought she kissed her hours a shift, and she was she's a normal nine to five. But then she's like, you know, what I'm actually going to change my hours to like five five five AM. So she can avoid it four or five hours or I if you can shift your schedule, why wouldn't you? I've AM because you're going to be here. This is really interesting and people should listen to this. I teach some classes on Wednesday and Friday morning. So I'm out on the roads by five AM. Right. This city gets up very late. When I compare it to other metros because I've always taught early morning exercise classes in places like Dallas and New Orleans San Francisco. And here because people get up so late. There is a real opportunity is a window because what takes me from my house to go up to I hill. It takes about nine minutes. If I do that same drive, and I do it during the morning hours of commute night that nine minute commute turns into twenty five minutes right there. So so, yeah, there's a real opportunity if you wanna get up early. I like that. If you can I mean, and that's the thing is like, I think more people need to go to their employers. Go to their boss and say, hey, listen, can I do a shift? I know my husband has gone to his bosses, and he's had hey, can I make a shift in my schedule. Because normally he's like a six to three or six to four. He's now shifting his hours. Just a little bit earlier. So he can get out a little bit earlier and avoid all of that traffic getting home to south King County. So why not talk to your employers? Yeah. We we get up real late. And I'm I'm amazed at how many people aren't on the roads. So is our opportunity, but that's only here on the metro. Yeah. That's only here in the metro that I've noticed it just as much as you've noticed that. But if you're coming in from south at King County or better yet Pierce county that commute wakes up. No joke. Four thirty five AM. He has people don't want to get stuck on five in Federal Way. Trust me that is the worst commute, Tracy. Thanks for that so much tomorrow. We're gonna have a story. I think Chris Elvis is going to have a story isn't any what does he talking about? He has been talking to the port, and what the ports going to do with their traffic."