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Morning MoJo report - March 27

March 27, 2013

Here is the Morning Mojo Report for Wednesday, March 27:

* As of 7:15 a.m., traffic was sluggish on I-495 in both directions, 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.

* On the MARC Train, Trains 517, 878, and 554 were operating 12 to 15 minutes late, according to the Maryland Transit Administration's website at http://mta.maryland.gov.

* 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 second floor of the MARC BWI Parking garage will be closed through April 6, according to the MTA website.

* The weather today is expected to be breezy and chilly with snow flurries this morning and a shower this afternoon, a high of 45 degrees, winds around 12 miles per hour, and a 52 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 with a shower in the area, a low of 32 degrees, wind around 7 mph and a 40 percent chance of precipitation. Check the HMTV6 weather blog at http://hagerstownblogs.com/brittany-beggs/ for weather updates.

* Village Mill Drive and Reiff Church Road are closed at railroad crossings, Washington County said in a press release. The roads are expected to remain closed until Friday, March 29, at 7 p.m.

* Traffic on the U.S. 522 bridge over the Potomac River in Hancock will be reduced to one lane with flaggers alternating traffic between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. every night until late April as the Maryland State Highway Administration has begun repair work to the bridge, the SHA saidl.

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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 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 and I-70 at Md. 63 for work zone safety as part of bridge rehabilitation projects, according to the Maryland State Highway Administration. Motorists driving more than 12 miles per hour over the posted 55 mph speed limit in those areas 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 the SHA.

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