A McLean Giant employee told Patch on Saturday afternoon that the store is completely sold out of bottled water, flashlights and non-refridgerated milk items, such as Hershey's boxed milk and Parmalat, as customers prepare for power outages associated with Hurricane Sandy.
The store experienced long lines of customers as early as 5 a.m. The location at 1454 Chain Bridge Road is expecting a trailer overnight Saturday to replenish the store's stock. The trailer should arrive by 11 p.m. Saturday, the employee said.
The store will remain open to customers overnight. According to it's regular schedule, the location closes at 11 p.m. Sunday and reopens at 6 a.m. Monday.
The McLean Safeway, at 1330 Chain Bridge Road, was not sold out of supplies as of Saturday afternoon.
In case you find yourself in front of a sold-out shelf of bottled water at the grocery store, McLean resident Ivy Main offered sound advice in the comments section of another article on McLean Patch:
"With plenty of time to prepare, no one should be buying bottled water and ice (unless you have no freezer). You can make ice yourself today by putting containers of water in the freezer, and fill soup pots and other containers with tap water. Leave the bottled water and ice for people who actually need it when the time comes."
What else are stocking up on? Share with your neighbors in the comments section.