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Morning MoJo report - March 8

March 08, 2013

Here is the Morning MoJo Report for Friday, March 8:

* As of 7 a.m., traffic was sluggish on 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.
    
* Beginning Sunday, March 10, the third floor of the MARC BWI Parking Garage 1 will be closed through March 23, and beginning March 24, the second floor of the garage will be closed through April 6, according to the MTA website.

* The weather today is expected to be windy with intervals of clouds and sunshine and a snow shower in the morning, a high of 44 degrees, winds around 14 miles per hour, and a 55 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 clear with a low of 26 degrees and winds around 6 mph. 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.

* 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.

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