Smithsonian warehouse damaged; roof collapsed under the snow.

Around 0700 EST5EDT today, one of the warehouses maintained by the Smithsonian Institution sustained damage when its roof collapsed under the weight of all the snow. Technically referred to as the Smithsonian Museum Support Center in Suitland, Maryland, the warehouse is used to store artifacts not currently on display at any of the Smithsonian-related facilities. Some of the photographs taken today show that the walls of the warehouse buckled as the roof gave way. It is said that the artifacts stored therein are packed in protective containers but a full report is unavailable at this time because the building itself …

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Snowpocalypse 2009: Aftermath

This morning I took a short drive around my neighborhood to survey what damage I could from my car. I didn't take too many pictures because, frankly, it's not safe to drive and try to take pictures at the same time. The apartment complex Lyssa and I live in seems to have suffered damage to only a couple of evergreen trees, but seeing as how I haven't gone hiking to see what was going on I don't feel comfortable being quite so optimistic.

You can view the photographs here.