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Morning MoJo report - Jan. 30

January 30, 2013

Here is the Morning MoJo Report for Wednesday, Jan. 30:

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

* On the MARC Train, Train 400 is canceled for mechanical problems. Train 502 was scheduled out of Union Station at 6:15 am. and will terminate in Baltimore and turn for Train 415, which was scheduled to leave at 7 a.m. Train 523 will not operate between Perryville and Baltimore, according to the Maryland Transit Administration's website, http://mta.maryland.gov. Train 502 was operating 10 to 12 minutes late.

* The Light Rail, 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 become windier and warmer throughout the day with clouds and a couple of showers in the afternoon, a high of 65 degrees, winds around 13 miles per hour and a 67 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 cloudy and windy with periods of rain and a thunderstorm, a low of 38 degrees, winds around 14 mph and a 76 percent chance of precipitation. Check the HMTV6 weather blog at http://hagerstownblogs.com/brittany-beggs/ for weather updates.

* Poffenberger Road has reopened between Garis Shop Road and Md. 65 after being closed since September, according to a release from the Maryland State Highway Administration.

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* 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 at least another week 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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