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Morning MoJo report - Jan. 9

January 09, 2013

Here is the Morning MoJo Report for Wednesday, Jan. 9:

* As of 7:15 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.

* On the MARC Train, due to a signal problem, Trains 872, 874, and 892 were running 15 to 30 minutes late, according to the Maryland Transit Administration's website, http://mta.maryland.gov.

* 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 some sunshine with patchy fog this morning and becoming breezy this afternoon, a high of 52 degrees, and winds around 13 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 clear to partly cloudy with a low around 30 degrees and winds around 6 mph. 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. Expect lane closures at times.

* Rice Road is expected to remain closed for about four 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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