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October 11, 2011 at 7:03 AM

The Morning Memo / Tuesday: Rain, protest (still), Halloween (already?)

Weather: Yes, we have some, and it’s wet and windy as heck out there. At 6 a.m. it was 54 degrees and the rain (OK, maybe it was showers) was here and there, but it sure rained o’nite. There are reports of standing water in many places. Don’t drive through it. Could be a bit cooler tomorrow with a high of only 56, but still a 60 percent chance of rain. It is October, mind you.

Traffic: The wet roads always slow things down, but that’s a good thing, we think. The usual slowdowns are out there, especially on I-405 north between Renton and I-90.

The protest in Westlake Park had the potential for getting a bit messy last night with officials ordering protesters to leave the park or face arrest, saying the park closes at 10 p.m. Park security officers before midnight made three announcements by loudspeaker that the park had closed and those who remained could be arrested for criminal trespass. No arrests as of midnight. We’re checking things out this morning.

On that subject, KING5 is reporting that the protest has cost the city $33,000 in police overtime so far.

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