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Morning MoJo report - Sept. 27

September 27, 2012

Here is the Morning MoJo Report for Thursday, Sept. 27:

* As of 7 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.

* The MARC Train, Light Rail, Metro Subway, Commuter Buses, and Local Bus Services were all running on time, according to the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) website, mta.maryland.gov/.

* The weather today is expected to be cloudy with a high near 77 degrees, showers likely with thunderstorms also possible after 2 p.m., winds around 5 miles per hour, and a 70 percent chance of precipitation, according to the National Weather Service's website, forecast.weather.gov. Tonight, it's expected to be cloudy with a low around 58 degrees, showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm, patchy fog after 2 a.m., winds between 5 and 7 mph, and a 60 percent chance of precipitation.

* Work to improve U.S. Alternate 40 and Poffenberger Road in continuing. Poffenberger Road is closed between Garis Shop Road and Sharpsburg Pike (Md. 65). Traffic on 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 is expected 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, and expect lane closures at different times.

* Traffic on Ashton and Saint Paul roads near Clear Spring will be reduced to one lane at various times until around Oct. 11 for work on two I-70 bridges over each road, according to an emailed release from the Maryland State Highway Administration.

* Traffic on West Franklin and North Potomac Streets is subject to being reduced to one lane between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. at the point where they intersect beginning Sunday, Sept. 30, and lasting through Friday, Oct. 5, for replacement of deteriorating brick crosswalks at the intersection, according to an emailed release from the Maryland State Highway Administration.

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