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Morning MoJo report - Oct. 8

October 08, 2012

* As of 7 a.m., traffic is running fine on all the other interstates throughout the area.

* The MARC Train and Commuter Buses are out of service today, according to the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) website, mta.maryland.gov/.

* The Light Rail, Metro Subway, 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 cloudy with a high near 52 degrees, a chance of rain after 9 a.m., patchy fog before 9 a.m., wind between 5 and 7 miles per hour (mph), and a 50 percent chance of precipitation, according to the National Weather Service's website, forecast.weather.gov. Tonight it is expected to be cloudy with a low around 39 degrees, a chance of rain mainly before 3 a.m., patchy fog after 2 a.m., and a 50 percent chance of precipitation.

* 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.

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