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Morning MoJo report - Aug. 5

August 05, 2013

Here is the Morning Mojo Report for Monday, Aug. 5:

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

• Train 890 on the MARC Train is terminated, according to the Maryland Transit Administration's website at http://mta.maryland.gov. Train 892 is the next train and is operating on time.

• The Local bus service, light rail, metro subway, commuter buses, and mobility service are 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 include sunshine and patchy clouds with a high of 79 degrees and wind around 3 miles per hour (miles per hour), according to the AccuWeather forecast on the HMTV6 weather website at www.herald-mail.com/hmtv6/weather/. Tonight it is expected to be partly cloudy with a shower or thunderstorm in spots late, a low of 61 degrees, wind around 4 mph, and a 40 percent chance of precipitation.

• 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 four 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 one more week.

• 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. Now 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 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 an emailed release from the SHA .

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