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Morning MoJo report - Aug. 9

August 09, 2012

Here is the Morning MoJo Report for Thursday, Aug. 9:

* 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.

* On the MARC Train, Brunswick Line Train 878 (departing Martinsburg at 6:25 a.m.) was running 20 to 25 minutes late approaching Duffields Station, and Penn Line Train 415 (departing Baltimore at 7 a.m.) was expected to leave 25 to 30 minutes late due to late arrival of equipment, according to the Maryland Transit Administration website, mta.maryland.gov.

* The Metro Subway, Light Rail, 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 partly sunny with a high near 91 degrees, patchy fog before 11 a.m., isolated showers, then scattered showers and thunderstorms after 3 p.m., winds between 5 and 9  miles per hour, and a 30 percent chance of precipitation, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight, it's expected to be cloudy with a low around 70 degrees, scattered showers and thunderstorms before 7 p.m., showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 7 p.m. and 11 p.m., a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11 p.m. 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 is scheduled to reopen by Friday.

* 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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