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The Clog, a blog on all things I-5 construction, will be your one-stop shop during the closure. It offers the latest news and updates, tips on alternate routes and transit, maps and gives you a chance to share your tales from the road. Check back for updates and read what others are saying.

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August 14, 2007 6:58 AM

No clog just yet

Posted by Cory Tolbert Haik

The scare tactics worked as commuters gave transit a try yesterday and a potential traffic nightmare turned into one of the easiest weekday drives of the year.

Spurred by warnings of gridlock as far south as Tacoma, commuters by the thousands packed commuter trains or drove alternate routes Monday.

Though one reader, Carrie from Seattle, had this to say:

Despite the ease of this morning's commute, I am waiting for the other shoe to drop. My fear is that people will say to themselves, "All of these warnings about construction-related traffic were much ado about nothing" and then resume their normal driving patterns. Then we'll get the clogged roads. Maybe it will happen tomorrow, maybe it won't happen until next week, but I'm sure it's coming...

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