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Video: Voices of the Inaugural Ceremony

According to reports from D.C. police this morning, they estimated a crowd of 1.8 million individuals. Today's Post is reporting more than 1 million were in attendance to see the historic Inauguration, battling lines, traffic and cold weather without too...

By washingtonpost.com editors | January 21, 2009; 12:26 PM ET | Comments (0)

D.C. Fire, EMS Receive Record Calls

Update: 11:03 p.m. A D.C. Fire Department press release reports the District Emergency Services received a record number of calls on the day of the Inauguration. According to the release: Approximately 500 calls for service were answered by Fire &...

By Amy L. Kovac | January 20, 2009; 11:03 PM ET | Comments (0)

Officials Warn of Cold Evening Conditions

As visitors and area residents head out to tonight's balls, galas and events, they should keep warm clothing in mind, according to District authorities. D.C. Fire Department spokesman Alan Etter said about a dozen people were being evaluated at about...

By washingtonpost.com editors | January 20, 2009; 08:22 PM ET | Comments (2)

Last Minute Preparations

* There are long lines at the ticket kiosks at Metro's Union Station stop, with people standing 10 deep. The trains are crowded almost as bad as rush hour, reports the Post's Mary Beth Sheridan. * The size of the...

By David A Nakamura | January 19, 2009; 03:23 PM ET | Comments (2)

Inaugural Snow?

The D.C. Department of Transportation just issued a bulletin saying it has deployed work crews after the National Weather Forecast called for a possibility of up to an inch of snow, beginning around noon today. The agency has sent out...

By David A Nakamura | January 19, 2009; 09:52 AM ET | Comments (0)

More Federal Buildings Open as 'Rest Stops' on Inauguration Day

Federal officials today announced that several government buildings along the inaugural parade route will remain open to the public on Tuesday, providing warmth and restrooms. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) said the Old Post Office Pavilion (at 12th and Pennsylvania)...

By David A Nakamura | January 15, 2009; 04:01 PM ET | Comments (0)

Weather Watch: Wind Wreaks Havoc on Mall Preparations

It's cold in Washington today, temps falling below freezing, and about to get worse, headed into the low 20s tomorrow and Saturday. But it's the wind that's become the issue for construction workers preparing the National Mall for Barack Obama's...

By David A Nakamura | January 15, 2009; 01:11 PM ET | Comments (1)

Weather Watch: "Chance of Snow" On Inauguration Day

The National Weather Service, in its first detailed weather prediction for inauguration day Jan. 20, is forecasting a cloudy, overcast day with “a chance of snow." ACCUweather had been hinting at snow, but said Tuesday that it was too far...

By David A Nakamura | January 13, 2009; 03:59 PM ET | Comments (1)

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