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What are you going to the store for?

When the forecast calls for snow, not a flake has to hit the ground before panicked residents start emptying grocery shelves. So, as the first major snowstorm of 2011 bears down on the Washington area, we want to know...

By Andrea Caumont  |  January 26, 2011; 1:01 PM ET Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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Beer and wine account for 22% as of 2:20 pm. It's nice to know we have our priorities straight.

Posted by: adrienne_najjar | January 26, 2011 2:23 PM

I live in New York, and New York never closes. (It certainly didn't in December, not even in Queens, misleading WaPo coverage notwithstanding.) So if it snows and I find I need something, I just go out and get it.

What I do worry about is blackouts. We had one in 2004, when the northeast power grid crashed. But even then, it's not a question of buying things. It's one of running home and up 30 flights to fill your tub before the water gives out. None of my neighbors who worked downtown made it back in time.

Posted by: Itzajob | January 26, 2011 3:11 PM

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