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Residents Gear Up as Monster Storm Barrels Towards East Coast

Residents jammed stores on Thursday to stock up on supplies in preparation for a Mid-Atlantic blizzard that could make 'legitimate' history.

A customer waits in a line to purchase shovels and ice melt, as shoppers prepare for an approaching snowstorm in Washington, D.C. MICHAEL REYNOLDS / EPA
A stone mason covers gas powered snow sweepers in plastic bags outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images
A customer looks at the heavily depleted bread section of a grocery store in Alexandria, Virginia. MICHAEL REYNOLDS / EPA
Shoppers stock up on snow shovels and other supplies in Bethesda, Maryland. JIM LO SCALZO / EPA
A sign notifies customers of a temporary shortage of ice melts products at a hardware store in Silver Spring, Maryland. GARY CAMERON / Reuters
A man holds a blower that he bought in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. Mel Evans / AP
An employee watches a customer carry out a bag of ice melt in Silver Spring, Maryland. GARY CAMERON / Reuters
A woman loads a newly purchased snow shovel into her SUV after buying it at a hardware store in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Skip Foreman / AP

An employee loads a customer's firewood at hardware store in Silver Spring, Maryland. 

Read: Mid-Atlantic Blizzard Could Make 'Legitimate' History

GARY CAMERON / Reuters