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Morning MoJo report - July 24

July 24, 2012

Here is the Morning Mojo Report for Tuesday, July 24:

* As of 7 a.m., traffic was a little sluggish on I-495 in both directions and I-270 southbound, but was running smoothly on all the interstates throughout the area.

* The light rail, commuter buses, Metro bus service and Mobility Service were all running on time and operating on their regular schedules, according to the Maryland Transit Administration website, mta.maryland.gov.

* The weather today is expected to be mostly sunny with a high of 92 degrees, scattered showers and thunderstorms mainly after 3 p.m., winds between 6 and 11 miles per hour) increasing to between 12 and 17 mph in the afternoon, and a 30 percent chance of precipitation, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight, it's expected to be mostly clear with a low around 62 degrees, scattered showers and thunderstorms before 9 p.m., winds between 6 and 14 mph, and a 30 percent chance of precipitation.

* 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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