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Morning MoJo report - Oct. 5

October 05, 2012

Here is the Morning Mojo Report for Friday, Oct. 5:

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

* On the MARC Train, Camden Train 840 (departing Washington at 6:32 a.m.) is expected to operate 20 minutes late, according to the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) website, mta.maryland.gov/.

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

* The weather today is expected to be sunny with a high near 80 degrees wind between 5 and 7 miles per hour (mph), according to the National Weather Service's website, forecast.weather.gov. Tonight it is expected to be partly cloudy with a low around 55 degrees and wind around 9 mph.

* Work to improve U.S. Alternate 40 and Poffenberger Road is underway, and 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 is underway and is expected to continue until Spring, 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.

* Ashton and Saint Paul Roads near Clear Spring will both be reduced to one lane at different times until around Oct. 11 for work on two I-70 bridges over each road that began Tuesday, Sept. 25, according to an emailed release from the Maryland State Highway Administration.

* West Franklin and North Potomac Streets are subject to being reduced to one lane between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. at the point where they intersect 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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