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September 10, 2012 at 6:54 AM

Morning Memo/Monday: Rain … Slippery roads … Poll: Backyard houses

Weather: If you don’t know by now, the near-record dry weather ended after 48 days, just short of the 51 days set in 1951. Just seeing wet roads this morning was simply weird. More drizzle tomorrow, but summer isn’t over by a long shot. It will be cool through Wednesday, but hey, look at Thursday through Sunday. Clear skies and temperatures in the 80s and upper 70s. Can’t argue with that. The National Weather Service forecast.

Traffic: With the drizzle and light rain this morning, the State Patrol warns that rain releases oil that accumulated on roads during the dry spell — which can make driving dangerous. Be careful out there during the commute and allow plenty of braking distance between yourself and the car ahead. The map and cams.

Backyard houses have become a bit of a thorny issue in some neighborhoods in Seattle, prompting the city council to consider a moratorium on these small-lot houses in the backyards of other houses. Some folks like them, others, not so much. Would you approve of a second home in a neighbor’s backyard? Take our poll.

Wildfire season is still with us,  and there’s one near Wenatchee. Firefighters are battling to protect homes from the  500-acre blaze. Residents of nearly 200 homes have been told to evacuate.

Infant’s mother, Tina P. Curry

Endangered baby recovered: A newborn infant taken by her mother, who took an assumed name and fled King County, has been found safe in Oregon, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office. The woman’s seven other children have been taken from her care by Child Protective Service over abuse, neglect and mental-health issues.

Most-read stories this morning on seattletimes.com:

  1. Huskies no match for overwhelming Tiger territory | Steve Kelley
  2. The world’s No. 1 jumbo jet languishes, looking for a savior
  3. Washington busted flat in Baton Rouge on both sides of ball
  4. Seahawks come up short in season opener
  5. Derelict vessels cause boatloads of trouble in state

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