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Morning MoJo report - Aug. 7

August 07, 2012

Here is the Morning MoJo Report for Tuesday, Aug. 7:

* 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 409 (departing Baltimore at 6:13 a.m.) was operating 8 to 10 minutes late approaching BWI following an Amtrak train, and Penn Line Train Train 517 (departing Perryville at 6:30 a.m.) was operating 25 minutes late due to late equipment arrival and following Amtrak 151, according to the Maryland Transit Administration website, mta.maryland.gov.

* The commuter buses and mobility service were 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 90 degrees and winds around 6  miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight, it's expected to be partly cloudy with a low around 68 degrees and winds around 6 mph.

* 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. It's expected to reopen later this week, city officials said.

* 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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