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Morning MoJo report: July 16

July 16, 2013

Here is the Morning MoJo Report for Tuesday, July 16:

* 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.

* On the MARC Train, Train 872 is operating 8 to 10 minutes late, according to the Maryland Transit Administration's website at http://mta.maryland.gov.

* The local bus service, metro subway, commuter buses, 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 mostly sunny, hot and humid with a thunderstorm late this afternoon, a high of 94 degrees, winds around 5 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 mainly clear and humid with a thunderstorm around this evening, a low of 73 degrees, winds around 3 mph, and a 40 percent chance of precipitation.

* Valley Road near Knoxville is closed at the bridge over Israel Creek for the completion of repairs to the bridge, Washington County announced in a press release last week. The road is expected to remain closed until July 28.

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* Broadfording Road is closed between Resh Road/Broadfording Church Road and the Broadfording Stone Arch Bridge for replacement of a pipe culvert and stone endwalls, Washington County said in a press release. Closure is expected to remain in effect for around seven 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 around four 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 the bridge rehabilitation projects in those locations, according to the Maryland State Highway Administration. Motorists driving more than 12 miles per hour over the posted speed limit in the areas, which is 55 miles per hour, will face a $40 citation.

* Traffic is being shifted to the outer edges of the I-70 bridges at Md. 63 as work crews continue 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 an emailed release from the SHA .

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