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Morning MoJo report - March 5

March 05, 2013

Here is the Morning Mojo Report for Tuesday, March 5:

* As of 7:30 a.m., traffic was sluggish on I-270 and I-495, but was running fine on all the other interstates throughout the area, according to the Maryland Department of Transportation's interactive mapping page on its website.

* The MARC Train, Commuter buses, metro bus service, and mobility service were all running on time and operating on their regular schedules, according to the Maryland Transit Administration's website at http://mta.maryland.gov.

* The weather today is expected to be mostly cloudy with a high of 45 degrees and winds around 3 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 breezy with rain and two to four inches of snow, a low of 32 degrees, winds around 13 mph, and an 82 percent chance of precipitation. Check the HMTV6 weather blog at http://hagerstownblogs.com/brittany-beggs/. for weather updates.

* Garis Shop Road is scheduled to close today at the bridge over Antietam Creek and remain closed for the rest of the week from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day, according to an emailed release from Sarah Sprecher, assistant county administrator for Washington County.

* Work to improve the intersection of U.S. 40 and Md. 63 is expected to continue until spring, according to reports from the Maryland State Highway Administration. Workers are assisting traffic in the area when needed. Expect lane closures at  times.

* 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 in the area, which is 55 miles per hour, will face a $40 citation.

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* Traffic is being shifted to the outer edges of the I-70 bridges at Md. 63 as work crews prepare to begin demolition work on the inner sides of the bridges as part of the Maryland State Highway Administration  project to reconstruct and widen them, according to an emailed release from the SHA on Friday.

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