Grocery stores around Seattle saw their shelves cleared of eggs, milk, liquor and more as shoppers stocked up in fear of being snowed in for the weekend – or even longer.
The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning yesterday for up to 12 inches of snow in the region starting this afternoon.
“Seriously. Today is the day before the storm. Stock up. If you don’t use it, save it,” wrote the Washington Emergency Management on Twitter.
At the Safeway in White Center last night, shoppers were lined up down every aisle waiting to check out.
At Costco stores around the area, people stocked up in bulk, apparently specifically on liquor. I talked to an employee at one Costco store who said the parking lot was absolute gridlock.
At Fred Meyer, shoppers described a “war zone” of “combat shopping.”
Yet another snow storm could hit on Monday.