Here is the Morning MoJo Report for Friday, Nov. 2:
* As of 7:15 a.m., traffic was sluggish on I-495 in both directions and I-270 southbound, but was running fine on all the other interstates throughout the area.
* On the MARC Train, Trains 505, 404, and 419 were all operating one car short, Amtrak Train 151 was operating 20 minutes late, and Train 892 was operating 25 minutes late, causing Train 876 to operate 15 minutes late, according to the Maryland Transit Administration's website, mta.maryland.gov. Also, Train 407 is terminated at Halethorpe due to a mechanical failure which will require all passengers to transfer to Train 409. Train 409 will then operate express to Odenton station, Train 511 will handle all passengers at BWI.
* The Light Rail, Metro bus service, local and commuter buses, and Mobility Service were all running on time and operating on their regular schedules, according to the MTA website.
* The weather is expected to be mostly cloudy today with a high of 50 degrees and a shower, 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 chilly with a low around 37 degrees. Check the HMTV6 weather blog at hagerstownblogs.com/brittany-beggs/ for weather updates.
* Work to improve U.S. Alternate 40 and Poffenberger Road continues. Poffenberger Road is closed between Garis Shop Road and Sharpsburg Pike (Md. 65). Traffic on U.S. Alternate 40 may be reduced to one lane at times. Workers are assisting traffic there when needed.
* Work to improve the intersection of U.S. 40 and Md. 63 is expected to continue until the spring of 2013, according to the Maryland State Highway Administration. Workers are assisting traffic in the area when needed, and expect lane closures at different times.
* Traffic on Pennsylvania Avenue (U.S. 11) is reduced to one lane between Maugans Avenue and Northern Avenue so the Maryland State Highway Administration can remove the top layer of pavement and resurface it in that area, according to an emailed release from the SHA. Work is expected to continue through Friday, Nov. 9.