A new web site, Cancellations.com, is dedicated to announcing the beloved snow day. Internet users can plug in the name of a school district and find out whether a school is closed, instead of waiting for the school name to scroll across the TV screen or be announced on the radio.

To be included, though, public and private schools have to sign up for the free service. In the site's first full winter season, thousands of schools from Pe Ell, Wash., to Washington, D.C., have joined.

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