Morning MoJo report - Aug. 6

August 06, 2012

Here is the Morning MoJo Report for Monday, Aug. 6:

* 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.

* Penn Line Train 400 (departing Washington at 5:50 a.m.) was terminated at Bowie on the MARC Train with mechanical problems, and Train 523 (departing Perryville at 8:10 a.m.) is canceled between Baltimore and Perryville, according to the Maryland Transit Administration website, Passengers on Train 400 are being transferred to Train 502 for Baltimore, which is expected to operate 15 to 20 minutes late. Also, Penn Line Train 511 (departing Perryville at 5:40 a.m.) was operating 9 minutes late due to a holding for an Amtrak Train train operating ahead.

* Heat-related speed restrictions have been imposed on the Light Rail and Metro Bus Service, according to the Maryland Transit Administration website.

* The commuter buses and mobility service are running on time and operating on their regular schedules, according to the MTA website.

* The weather today is expected to be mostly sunny with a high near 86 degrees, a slight chance of showers before 8 a.m., winds around 6 miles per hour, and a 20 percent chance of precipitation, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight, it's expected to be mostly clear with a low around 63 degrees.

* 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.

* Ernstville Road in the Big Pool area is closed for at least another week 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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