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Help Us Help You Survive Inauguration Day

Area officials expect big crowds and lots of traffic on Inauguration Day. We'd like to make surviving the day as easy as possible, so we're asking for your help.

The T-Mobile G1. (AP Photo.)

On Jan. 20, we're hoping that you'll tell us about any bottlenecks, mass transit issues, crowding or other incidents that you see. There are plenty of ways to reach us:

On Twitter: Use the word #DCALERT (with pound sign) in your message.
By SMS (mobile phone): Start your text message with DCALERT and send it to WPOST (97678).
By e-mail: Send a message to to tellus@washingtonpost.com.

We'll check into your reports and send confirmed information out on:

Twitter: @drgridlock
SMS: Text "INAUG" to WPOST (97678) to sign up. You'll get no more than 30 messages on Inauguration Day and you can opt out at any time.
Our mobile site: twp.com

We'll also post information about major incidents to the Get There blog.

Help us spread the word about #DCALERT and DCALERT. If you have any questions, please post them here.

For complete inauguration coverage, visit Inauguration Central.

-- Chrys Wu

By Washington Post Editors  |  January 15, 2009; 4:21 PM ET  | Category:  Post Coverage , Transportation
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This is great. On the inauguration day itself, can you twitter WHERE Barack is? It will be useful to know how long we'll be waiting at or outside the various balls.

Posted by: wp11234 | January 15, 2009 6:05 PM | Report abuse

@wp11234 Yes. We'll be posting updates about President-elect Obama throughout Inauguration Day on http://twitter.com/washingtonpost .

Posted by: chryswu | January 15, 2009 11:01 PM | Report abuse

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