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Morning MoJo report - Dec. 31

December 31, 2012

Here is the Morning MoJo Report for Monday, Dec. 31:

* As of 7:30 a.m., traffic was a little sluggish where I-270 meets I-495, but was running fine on all the other interstates throughout the area.

* As part of the MARC Train holiday schedule, today only trains with an "S" under their train numbers in the timetable will operate on Brunswick and Penn Lines, and there will be no service on the Camden Line, according to the Maryland Transit Administration's website, http://mta.maryland.gov.
      
* On Tuesday there will be no MARC Train service.

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

* The weather today is expected to include some sunshine with eventual clouds, a high of 37 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 mostly cloudy with a rain or snow shower in spots, a low around 30 degrees, winds around 6 mph and a 52 percent chance of precipitation. Check the HMTV6 weather blog at http://hagerstownblogs.com/brittany-beggs/ for weather updates.

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

* Rice Road is expected to remain closed for about seven 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 per hour over the posted speed limit of 55 mph will face a $40 citation.

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