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Morning MoJo report - July 3

July 03, 2013

Here is the Morning Mojo Report for Wednesday, July 3:

* 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, local bus service, mobility 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 cloudy and humid with showers and a thunderstorm, a high of 83 degrees, winds around 7 miles per hour, and a 70 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 partly cloudy, warm, and humid with an evening shower or thunderstorm, a low of 71 degrees, winds around 5 mph, and a 55 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 nine 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 six more weeks.

* 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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