Weather: Nice, in the mid-70s. National Weather Service forecast
Traffic: Many disruptions today. For starters, the 520 bridge is closed, I-5 has northbound lane closures, and the Alaskan Way Viaduct is closed southbound. (And, if you are reading this in late morning or early afternoon, an 11:30 a.m. crash at southbound I-5 and Yesler has led to a miles-long backup.) Get more details on the big weekend closures, some others, and adjustments to affected Metro bus routes.
Beware of this money scam: A U.S. District Court official says callers are trying to con Seattle residents out of money by claiming they’re wanted on federal arrest warrants. The bogus setup? The caller — wrongly claiming to be from officialdom — says to pay a $500 fine for failing to appear for federal jury duty or face arrest. Don’t! And read more about the fakery here.
Fatal shooting overnight: Gun violence continues, with police finding a shooting victim early today in the Chinatown International District. One business and several vehicles were damaged by gunfire, and police said at least 30 bullet casings were found at the scene.
Sounders try to put out Chicago Fire: The Sounders hope to extend their winning form today in Chicago. And their reward after the game? A continued prime position in the standings, we hope. But also, a weeklong vacation. One other thing: Seattle has never lost to Chicago. Read reporter Joshua Mayers’ preview. See the match at 5:30 p.m. on JOEtv, Channel 10, or listen on 97.3 FM.
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