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September 21, 2013 at 10:33 AM

Saturday Memo: Rain on the way … Bertha can’t move … Football and the fair

sat_weatherWeather: Mid-60s today. And rain is coming later today, with lots more predicted for Sunday. Starting to be the kind of weather when watching football on the couch sounds pretty good. The forecast.

Traffic alert for South Seattle and West Seattle: The northbound I-5 offramp to the West Seattle Bridge and lower Spokane Street/Sixth Avenue South are closed until 5 a.m. Monday, as is the northbound I-5 offramp to Columbian Way.

Bertha remains stalled: Although officials said the Highway 99 tunnel machine would start moving by week’s end (after longshore workers agreed to take down their pickets and an earlier delay due to a clog) — it’s not moving. On Friday, word came that material has hardened inside the machine named Bertha and she  won’t start until next week. This was not mentioned as a possibility earlier this week. Tick-tock. Tick-tock.

Kids get in free to the fair: This is the last weekend for the Washington State Fair in Puyallup. No admission charge for kids 18 and under. Check out this weekend’s schedule.

Mercer — a little less messy now:  In the South Lake Union area, Ninth Avenue North and Broad Street re-opened Friday. For awhile, that might add to the confusion as drivers deal with the latest configuration, but traffic flow should be helped. Here are the details.

Husky football: University of Washington plays at home today against Idaho State. Noon, on the Pac 12 Network and on the radio at 950 AM.

Cougs: Washington State plays Idaho at Martin Stadium, 7 p.m., Pac 12 Network and  on the radio at 770 AM.

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