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'Combat shopping': Mayhem at Seattle stores as shoppers clear shelves pre-snow storm

• By Daniel DeMay, Genna Martin

Really excited.

Grocery stores around town saw their shelves cleared of staples like eggs, milk and more as Seattleites stocked up against the possibility of being snowed in for a weekend or longer.

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning Thursday with 4 to 6 inches expected in the region starting Friday afternoon. Up to a foot could fall in local areas around Western Washington. And another storm could follow on Monday.

Warnings from officials sounded dire.

"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.

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