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It's not snow, but it's close: Send in your ice photos!

Freezing rain sticks to branches Wednesday morning, February 5, 2014. ( DAVID SWANSON / Staff Photographer )
Freezing rain sticks to branches Wednesday morning, February 5, 2014. ( DAVID SWANSON / Staff Photographer )
Freezing rain sticks to branches Wednesday morning, February 5, 2014. ( DAVID SWANSON / Staff Photographer ) Gallery: Your photos: First February snow storm to hit Philadelphia area

And you thought snow was bad. Monday's winter storm dropped up to nine inches in some areas, but even that seems preferable to the filthy mess outside that's calling itself weather. Sure, the school closures aren't as bad, but don't let the ice fool you—it's no fun out there today. If you happen to be out, though, we'll gladly take your photos.

Currently, around 511,000 Philadelphia-area PECO customers are without power due to downed lines and other service interruptions. SEPTA has halted service on several Regional Rail lines, dozens of flights have been canceled, and we're stuck with the source of the trouble until at least 1 p.m. After that, though, the rain will move in, hopefully melting most of the ice away.

Which, of course, means that you've only got a few hours to snap some wondrous ice photos. Sure, it's tough finding beauty in a day like today, but if anyone can do it, it's you. Get out there, kid.

Once you’re back, send 'em in to photosinphilly@gmail.com, and we'll pick our favorites to publish online. Because, for as much as we Philadelphians hate snow, this is actually the worst. And it is important to remember that.

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  • Photos: Storm slams Philly area
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