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Morning MoJo report - Nov. 29

November 29, 2012

Here is the Morning MoJo Report for Thursday, Nov. 29:

* As of 7 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, Penn Train 409 was operating 30 to 35 minutes late and going express to BWI Airport with Trains 413 and 511 following directly,  All southbound MARC and Amtrak trains operating through Baltimore Penn Station  were expected to operate 15 to 30 minutes late due to signal and switch problems there, and Train 404 was operating 15 to 20 minutes late, according to the Maryland Transit Administration's website, mta.maryland.gov.

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

* The weather today is expected to be sunny with patchy clouds, a high of 46 degrees, and winds around 5 miles per hour), according to the AccuWeather forecast on the HMTV6 weather website at www.herald-mail.com/hmtv6/weather/. Tonight, it's expected to be mainly clear with a low around 26 degrees and winds around 2 mph. 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. Expect lane closures at times.

* Rice Road closed earlier this month and is expected to remain closed for 11 more weeks for a culvert replacement, according to the Washington County Division of Public Works. Resley Road is serving 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.. Motorists driving more than 12 miles over the posted speed limit of 55 miles per hour will face a $40 citation.

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