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Morning MoJo report - Sept. 17

September 17, 2012

Here is the Morning MoJo Report for Monday, Sept. 17:

* As of 7:45 a.m., traffic was a little sluggish on I-495 in both directions and I-270 southbound, but was running fine on all the other interstates throughout the area.

* On the MARC Train, due to trees across No. 1 track, Camden Line Train 841 is terminated at Greenbelt station, and passengers will transfer to Train 843, which is running 25 to 30 minutes late, according to the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) website, mta.maryland.gov/.

* On the light rail Penn/Camden train, there were minor delays in service, according to the MTA website.

* The MARC Train, Metro Subway, Commuter Buses, and Local Bus Services were all running on time, according to the MTA website.

* The weather today is expected to be partly sunny with a high near 76 degrees, a chance of showers after 3 p.m., winds between 6 and 11 miles per hour, and a 30 percent chance of precipitation, according to the National Weather Service's website, forecast.weather.gov. Tonight, there is a possibility of showers mainly after 11 p.m. with a low around 64 degrees, winds around 11 mph, and an 80 percent chance of precipitation.

* Work to improve U.S. Alternate 40 and Poffenberger Road is continuing. Poffenberger Road is closed between Garis Shop Road and Sharpsburg Pike (Md. 65). U.S. Alternate 40 may be reduced to one lane at times. Workers are assisting traffic there when needed.

* Work to improve the intersection of U.S. 40 and Md. 63 isexpected to continue until the spring of 2013, according to reports from the Maryland State Highway Administration. Workers are assisting traffic in the area when needed. Expect lane closures at different times.

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* As part of the bridge rehabilitation project on I-70 at Conococheague Creek, single -lane closures on the bridge are possible in both directions between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, according to an email from Heather Keels of the Maryland State Highway Administration.

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