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Morning MoJo report - Jan. 23

January 23, 2013

Here is the Morning MoJo Report for Tuesday, Jan. 22:

* As of 8:30 a.m., traffic was sluggish on I-270 southbound and I-495, but was running fine on all the other interstates throughout the area.

* Light Rail was running 20 minute late Camden to Cromwell, and the 6:32 a.m. trip from Cromwell has been canceled, according to the Maryland Transit Administration's website, http://mta.maryland.gov.

* On the MARC Train, Trains 894 and 421 were operating 10 minutes late, and Train 844 was operating one car short this morning, according to the MTA website.

* The Commuter Buses, 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 be very cold with clouds and sunshine, afternoon flurries, a high of 21 degrees, winds around 8 miles per hour, and a 56 percent chance of precipitation, 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 and cold with snow showers, a low around 14 degrees, winds around 3 mph, and a 66 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). However, Heather Keels of the SHA said that the road should be opened by the end of this month, as the utility work is complete and all that is left is road striping, the signing and removing the barrier wall. Traffic on Alternate U.S. 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, according to reports from the Maryland State Highway Administration. Workers are assisting traffic in the area when needed. Expect lane closures at different times.

* Rice Road is expected to remain closed for about two 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 mph in the area will face a $40 citation.

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