Snow stories: What you want to know
Washington Post readers are consuming enormous amounts of snow news, even if distributors are having a very tough time getting the print edition out to subscribers this morning. And the hundreds of you who have responded to Story Lab's Assignment Editor query asking what stories you want us to send reporters out on in this storm have some very intriguing and creative ideas.
You can read a few dozen of those on the comment board of the above-linked post, but here's a sampling of another huge pile of splendid ideas that you've been emailing us:
As she looks out on drifts of as much as three feet in her yard, Connie suggests that we report on what homeowners should be doing now: "Clearing off air conditioner units? What to do to prevent damage to trees? (Should we go out with out our big boots on and shake the branches? I’m worried we’re going to lose some of our big evergreens – their branches are so weighted down with snow, the branches are folding. Can they take the strain?) Digging out around basement doors? Thanks for the remarkable job you continue to do to cover this storm!"
Cathy wants us to focus on the plow drivers who are out there while we're warm inside: "What is it like to drive a plow truck in DC during the biggest storm of the year? How long are the shifts, how does the public react to the service, what are some of the perks/dangers? What does the driver do the other 360 days in the year?"
Donna in Gaithersburg suggests that we look at the longer-term meaning of the storm: "Please assign a reporter to explain why there is concern over global warning yet we have the biggest snow totals since forever this year. I don't get it. Perhaps it's because I'm not a science geek."
And Joel from Montgomery County asks that we visit a church near him: "Opposite the black community of Scotland on Seven Locks Road in Bethesda between Democracy and Tuckerman, there is a one-room white clapboard church with a small poor congregation. Access to their service coming up Sunday will be difficult in all respects, but the faithful will make their way as to a country church anywhere. Worth looking at?"
We have reporters fanning out across the region and they will be following up on several of your suggestions, with more to come in the next days. Keep the ideas flowing--they are very much being used to inform and guide our coverage.
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