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The snow stories you assigned us--and what's next


Yesterday here on the Lab, we asked you to suggest stories you'd like to see Post reporters jump into during the snow event, and dozens of you made really interesting recommendations. We've already assigned some, including:

--Covering a wedding that will take place, no matter what, tomorrow in the District. Most amazing part of that story: This is a rescheduled event; the original date for the ceremony was Jan. 30, the date of our last snow storm!

--Measuring the snow as it happens, live. Check out washingtonpost.com/snowcam. We'd love to add your snowcam to the mix--if you've set up a ruler or other measuring device outside your residence or business, please send your photos to us at storylab@washpost.com. Be sure to include your name and most important, your location--that's vital info in a storm that will have very different impact in different pockets of our area. (Our snowcam is in Maryland just inside the Beltway--we're not divulging the exact location because last time we did that, uncharitable members of our community decided to assault a poor, innocent snowcam.)

--Going out with the most popular guy in town today (this one we're going to keep vague for now to keep the competition off the trail.)

--Acknowledging the remarkable and important work that D.C. Central Kitchen and other charities are doing to make sure that the homebound get meals delivered to them even in the storm.

Now, one more request: Tell us about the snow hucksters and bad guys you are encountering or have encountered in past storms: The ones that leap to mind for me are the lowlifes who sneakily park in the space you have spent hours digging out for your own car. If it were up to me, I would convene a war crimes tribunal to expose these rodents. Any snow scams you see or know of? Please pass the details along and we'll try to get to them. Thanks.

On into the maelstrom. As Russell Crowe famously said in this sort of situation, "We who are about to die salute you!"

By Marc Fisher  | February 5, 2010; 12:19 PM ET
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Comments

Has the ruler associated w/ your snowcam been snowed under? I'm just seeing a picture of snow.

Posted by: ndgirl | February 5, 2010 10:43 PM | Report abuse

What's happening at Dulles Airport? Are they plowing the runways? Will it reopen Sunday? Along with hundreds of others I am staying at the Dulles Hilton (courtesy of British Airways) after the pilot of their scheduled 6:15 pm Friday flight wisely decided not to take off at 8:45 after de-icing. Saudi airline and Chinese one (I think) made similar calls around the same time...but SAS was able to get out to Copenhagen at 5:20 pm. Airport update would be good.

Posted by: martynchase | February 6, 2010 10:22 PM | Report abuse

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