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Morning MoJo report - June 28

June 28, 2013

Here is the Morning Mojo Report for Friday, June 28:

* As of 7:30 a.m., traffic was sluggish on I-495 in both directions and on I-270 southbound, 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, local bus service, and commuter buses 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 humid with clouds and a possible shower or thunderstorm, a high of 86 degrees, winds around 7 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 mainly cloudy with a shower or thunderstorm in spots, a low of 63 degrees, winds around 4 mph, and a 40 percent chance of precipitation. 

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* Interstate 70 is subject to single-lane closures at the bridges over Ashton and St. Paul roads just east of Exit 18 to Clear Spring from 9 p.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Sunday as work crews overlay the surfaces of the bridges, the SHA said in a press release. 

* 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 10 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 seven more weeks.

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

* 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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