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Morning MoJo report - July 5

July 05, 2013

Here is the Morning MoJo Report for Friday, July 5:

* As of 7:30 a.m., traffic was sluggish on 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.

* On the MARC Train, Train 517 is operating 15 to 20 minutes late due to a mechanical issue, according to the Maryland Transit Administration's website at http://mta.maryland.gov.

* The local bus service and mobility service are running on time and operating on their regular schedules, according to the MTA website.

* The weather today is expected to be humid with partial sunshine, a shower or thunderstorm in spots this afternoon, a high of 90 degrees, winds around 8 miles per hour and a 40 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 and humid with a shower or thunderstorm in spots this evening, a low of 71 degrees, winds around 5 mph and a 40 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 more 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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