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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.

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Image:  A customer waits in a line to purchase shovels and ice melt

A customer waits in a line to purchase shovels and ice melt, as shoppers prepare for an approaching snowstorm in Washington, D.C.
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Image: A Stone covers gas powered snow sweepers in plastic bags

A stone mason covers gas powered snow sweepers in plastic bags outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.
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Image: A customer looks at the heavily depleted bread section of a grocery store

A customer looks at the heavily depleted bread section of a grocery store in Alexandria, Virginia.
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Image: DC Area residents prepare for snowstorm

Shoppers stock up on snow shovels and other supplies in Bethesda, Maryland.
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Image: A sign notifies customers of a temporary shortage of ice melts products at a hardware store

A sign notifies customers of a temporary shortage of ice melts products at a hardware store in Silver Spring, Maryland.
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A man holds a blower that he bought in Langhorne, Pennsylvania.
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Image: An employee watches a customer carry out a bag of ice melt

An employee watches a customer carry out a bag of ice melt in Silver Spring, Maryland.
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Image: A woman loads a newly purchased snow shovel into her SUV

A woman loads a newly purchased snow shovel into her SUV after buying it at a hardware store in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
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Image:An employee loads a customer's firewood at hardware store

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

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

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