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Morning MoJo report - Aug. 28

August 28, 2013

Here is the Morning MoJo Report for Wednesday, Aug. 28:

* 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 511 was operating 12 to 15 minutes late while Amtrak Train 151 was operating 15 to 20 minutes late this morning, according to the Maryland Transit Administration's website at http://mta.maryland.gov.

* The Local bus service, Metro subway, commuter buses, and mobility service were running on time and operating on their regular schedules, according to the MTA website.

* The weather today is expected to be humid with more clouds than sun, a couple of showers and a heavy thunderstorm, a high of 82 degrees, winds around 3 miles per hour, and a 67 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 humid with patchy clouds, a shower or thunderstorm around this evening, a low of 67 degrees, winds around 3 mph, and a 55 percent chance of precipitation.

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* Traffic on Robinwood Drive has been shifted to the northbound side of the road with one lane in each direction between Medical Campus Road and Kings Crest Boulevard as part of Phase I of the Robinwood Drive Corridor Improvement Project. The shift is expected to remain in effect for several months.

* 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, Washington County said in a press release. Closure is expected to remain in effect for around two 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 in those locations, according to the Maryland State Highway Administration. Motorists driving more than 12 miles per hour over the posted speed limit of 55 miles per hour will face a $40 citation.

* Traffic is being shifted to the outer edges of the Interstate 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 project to reconstruct and widen them.

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