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Here Are Photos of DC Supermarkets Before the 2016 Snowstorm

The produce section at the Safeway near the Convention Center. Photograph courtesy of Hillary Fisk.
As DC started preparing for this weekend’s apparent snow apocalypse, its supermarkets quickly turned into barren wastelands, thanks to people going on panicky, last-minute food shopping sprees with which stores just can’t keep up. We asked our readers to share some of their own ransacked grocery store pictures, and this is what we got.
If you have any video or photos of the supermarket anarchy, email dessner@washingtonian.com.
The bread aisle at Safeway in McLean before the winter storm hit Washington, DC. Photograph courtesy of Scott Arwood.
The bread aisle at Safeway in McLean before the winter storm hit Washington, DC. Photograph courtesy of Scott Arwood.
The long check-out line at a Reston supermarket. Photograph courtesy of Dorothy West.
The long check-out line at a Reston supermarket. Photograph courtesy of Dorothy West.
The bread aisle at a Reston supermarket before the winter storm hit Washington, DC. Photograph courtesy of Dorothy West.
The bread aisle at a Reston supermarket. Photograph courtesy of Dorothy West.
A Reston supermarket restocks its Hostess shelves before the winter storm hit Washington, DC. Photograph courtesy of Dorothy West
A Reston supermarket restocks its Hostess products pre-storm. Photograph courtesy of Dorothy West.
The bread aisle at a Giant in Brentwood before the winter storm hit Washington, DC. Photograph courtesy of Caroline Cunningham.
The bread aisle at a Giant in Brentwood. Photograph courtesy of Caroline Cunningham.
The depleted bottle water shelves at a Rockville Target. Photography courtesy of Helena Lopez.
The depleted bottle water shelves at a Rockville Target. Photography courtesy of Helena Lopez.
The healthy shelves have been raided too, at this Rockville Target. Photograph courtesy of Helena Lopez.
The healthy shelves have been raided too, at this Rockville Target. Photograph courtesy of Helena Lopez.
Lots of people will be making omelettes this weekend. Photograph by Helena Lopez.
Lots of people will be making omelettes this weekend. Photograph by Helena Lopez.
The empty deli counter at a DC Harris Teeter. Photograph by Callan Mathis.
The empty deli counter at a DC Harris Teeter. Photograph by Callan Mathis.
The bread shelves at an Arlington Harris Teeter. Photograph courtesy of Gabriela Ruggiero.
The bread shelves at an Arlington Harris Teeter. Photograph courtesy of Gabriela Ruggiero.
The bread aisle at Foggy Bottom's Trader Joe's. Photo courtesy of Kelly Hires.
The bread aisle at Foggy Bottom’s Trader Joe’s. Photo courtesy of Kelly Hires.
All the good cuts are gone at this Van Ness Giant. Photograph by Samantha Hassard.
All the good cuts are gone at this Van Ness Giant. Photograph by Samantha Hassard.
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The chip supply is running low at this Van Ness Giant. Photograph courtesy of Samantha Hassard.

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