Morning MoJo report - Nov. 13

November 13, 2012

Here is the Morning MoJo Report for Tuesday, Nov. 13:

* As of 7:30 a.m., traffic was sluggish on I-270 southbound and I-495 in both directions, but was running fine on all the other interstates throughout the area.

* On the MARC Train, all Brunswick Line trains are expected to take a 10- to 20-minute delay operating through the area due to a signal problem at Point of Rocks station, according to the Maryland Transit Administration's website, Train 892 departed 25 minutes late due to mechanical problems, and Train 874 is operating 30 to 35 minutes behind schedule.

* The Commuter Buses, light rail, metro bus service, and mobility service were all running on time and operating on their regular schedules, according to the MTA website.

* The weather today is expected to include rain and drizzle early this morning with clouds giving way to some sun and a high of 47 degrees, according to the AccuWeather forecast on the HMTV6 weather website at Tonight, it's expected to be mainly clear and colder with a low around 29 degrees. Check the HMTV6 weather blog at 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 reports from the Maryland State Highway Administration. Workers are assisting traffic in the area when needed, Expect lane closures at times.

* The north end of Glenside Avenue is scheduled to close Tuesday and Wednesday for paving installation, according to the Washington County Division of Public Works. Glenside Avenue will become a two-way street during that time and will only be accessible from Oak Ridge Drive.

* Rice Road is scheduled to close for 14 weeks beginning Tuesday for a culvert replacement, according to the Washington County Division of Public Works. Resley Road is expected to serve as its designated detour route.

* Speed cameras have been placed on I-70 at Conococheague Creek for work zone safety as part of the bridge rehabilitation project there, according to the Maryland State Highway Administration. A 21-day warning period began Wednesday, Nov. 7. Beginning Wednesday, Nov. 28, motorists driving more than 12 miles over the posted speed limit, which will become 55 miles per hour, will face a $40 citation.

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