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Morning MoJo report - June 13

June 13, 2013

Here is the Morning Mojo Report for Thursday, June 13:

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

* The MARC Train, Light Rail, Metro Subway, local bus service, commuter buses 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.

* Severe thunderstorms are in the forecast for the weather this morning and this afternoon with a high of 82 degrees, winds around 10 miles per hour, and a 76 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 breezy with a couple of showers, a low of 57 degrees, winds around 13 mph, and a 60 percent chance of precipitation.

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*Broadfording Road between Resh Road/Broadfording Church Road and the Broadfording Stone Arch Bridge is closed for replacement of a pipe culvert and stone endwalls, according to a Washington County news release. Closure is expected to remain in effect for around 12 weeks.

* Stevenson Road is closed at the intersection with Leitersburg-Smithsburg Road, Washington County said in a press release. It is expected to remain closed for nine more weeks.

* Interstate 70 eastbound between Dual Highway/National Pike (U.S. 40) and Mapleville Road (Md. 66) is subject to lane closures through for a resurfacing project, the Maryland State Highway Administration said in a press release. Closures are expected to remain in effect until June 30, Monday through Thursday between 7 p.m. and 4 a.m. and Sundays between midnight and 11 a.m.

* Md. 550 is subject to single-lane closures Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. and shoulder lanes closures at any time between Md. 491 and the Frederick County Line until the summer in order to provide new pavement, better drainage, and other improvements, the State Highway Administration said.

* Work to improve the intersection of U.S. 40 and Md. 63 is expected to continue until the summer, 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 begin demolition work on the inner sides of the bridges as part of the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) project to reconstruct and widen them, according to the SHA.

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