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Morning MoJo report - Oct. 29

October 29, 2012

Here is the Morning MoJo report for Monday, Oct. 29:

* As of 8 a.m., traffic was sluggish on I-495 in both directions, but was running fine on all the other interstates throughout the area.

* The Maryland Transit Administration has temporarily suspended all service Monday except for the Mobility medical service, which will operate only until 3 p.m., due to Hurricane Sandy, according to the Maryland Transit Administration's website at mta.maryland.gov.

* Heavy rain and strong winds are expected today due to Hurricane Sandy, a high wind warning is in effect until 8 p.m. Tuesday, and the high is expected to be 52 degrees, according to the AccuWeather forecast on the HMTV6 weather website at www.herald-mail.com/hmtv6/weather/. Tonight, some wind and rain and possible flooding is expected with a low of 42 degrees. Winds could range between 26 and 47 miles per hour (mph) throughout the day. Check the HMTV6 weather blog at hagerstownblogs.com/brittany-beggs/ for weather updates.

* Work to improve U.S. Alternate 40 and Poffenberger Road continues. 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 the Maryland State Highway Administration. Workers are assisting traffic in the area when needed, and expect lane closures at different times.

* Traffic on Pennsylvania Avenue (U.S. 11) is reduced to one lane between Maugans Avenue and Northern Avenue so the Maryland State Highway Administration can remove the top layer of pavement and resurface it in that area, according to an emailed release from the SHA. Work is expected to continue through Friday, Nov. 9.

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