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Morning MoJo report- July 20

July 20, 2012

Here is the Morning MoJo Report for Friday, July 20:

* As of 7 a.m., traffic was a little sluggish on I-495 in both directions, but was running smoothly on all the interstates throughout the area.

* Due to a water main break in Baltimore, expect delays on commuter buses and the local bus service, according to the Maryland Transit Administration website, mta.maryland.gov.

* On the MARC Train, Brunswick Line Train 878 and 880 is operating with extra cars due to overcrowding conditions, according to the MTA website.

* The Metro subway system, light rail, and Mobility Service were running on time and operating on their regular schedules.

* Today there is a chance of thunderstorms and showers after 11 a.m., some that could produce heavy rain, a high near 82 degrees, winds around 6 miles per hour, and a 90 percent chance of precipitation, according to the national weather service's website, forecast.weather.gov. Tonight, showers are likely with a possible thunderstorm and storms that could produce heavy rain. A low around 65 degrees, winds between 6 and 10 mph and winds around 5 mph are forecast.

* West Memorial Boulevard is closed between South Potomac Street and Maryland Avenue due to storm water there from heavy rains in late May which appears to be the result of a 100-year old stormwater pipe beneath the roadway, according to published reports. The road could open in two to three weeks, according to the report.

* Ernstville Road  in the Big Pool area remains closed 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.

* Work to improve U.S. Alternate 40 and Poffenberger Road has begun, and U.S. Alternate 40 may be reduced to one lane at times. Workers are assisting traffic at the intersection when needed.

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