Morning MoJo report - June 20

June 20, 2012

Here is the Morning MoJo Report for Wednesday, June 20:

* As of 7 a.m., traffic was sluggish on I-495 westbound and I-270 southbound, but was running fine on all the other interstates throughout the area.

* There were minor delays on the MARC Train, according to the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) website, Penn Line Train 511, the 5:40 a.m. Perryville departure, was canceled for Perryville and Aberdeen stations due to a mechanical problem. It will operate on its normal schedule but 15 minutes late starting with Edgewood station and points south. Also, Camden Train 847, the 6:30 a.m. Baltimore departure, was canceled this morning due to crew issues. The next available train was Train 849, the 7:10 a.m. Baltimore departure.

* Despite the MARC Train delays, the Light Rail, Commuter Buses, local bus services, the Metro Subway system, and the Mobility Service were all running on time and operating on their regular schedules, according to the MTA website.

* The weather today is expected to be sunny and hot with a high near 97 degrees, heat index values as high as 101, a heat advisory issued between 12 p.m. and 8 p.m., and winds between 4 and 7 miles per hour (mph), according to the National Weather Service. Tonight, it's expected to be mostly clear with a low around 70 degrees.

* West Memorial Boulevard is closed between South Potomac Street and Maryland Avenue due to storm water there from heavy rains in late May, according to a traffic advisory from the City of Hagerstown's website. The road will remain closed until the water recedes.

* Ernstville Road  in the Big Pool area is closed for approximately five weeks for a drainage improvement project, according to a press release from the Washington County website.

* The Longmeadow Road-Marsh Pike intersection is still undergoing an improvement project. Workers are assisting traffic when needed at the intersection.

* Only one lane of Md. 550 in Thurmont, Md., is open between Eylers Valley Flint Road and Kelbaugh Road due to a mudslide that occurred last April. However, it could reopen by early July.

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