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Residents Wipe Store Shelves Clean For Winter Storm

Produce, sleds and shovels were long gone at these stores.

The bananas, and much of the produce section, were out of stock at the Stop and Shop at 2350 N. Ocean Ave. in Farmingville.
The bananas, and much of the produce section, were out of stock at the Stop and Shop at 2350 N. Ocean Ave. in Farmingville.
In the rush to have homes stocked up before winter storm Hercules dumps up to a foot of snow across the region, residents have picked clean several sections of local grocery and home improvement stores Thursday.

Produce was the item most noticeably out of stock at the Farmingville Stop and Shop at 2350 N. Ocean Ave. The bananas and strawberry sections in particular were wiped clean.

At the Medford location of Lowe's Home Improvement Store at 2796 Route 112, there were slim pickings among the three remaining snow blowers on the floor. All shovels had been long sold out, employees said.

Over at the Medford location of Target at 2975 Horseblock Road, bananas were in stock but the meat section was already picked apart. Shovels and sleds were, expectedly, out of stock. However, snowboards and snow toys were still on the shelves Thursday night.

Browse the photo gallery for more of what was not in stock at these local stores. What items did you have a hard time tracking down before the winter storm? Talk about it in the comments below this story.

Get email updates on Winter Storm Hercules in the Sachem area and more at http://sachem.patch.com/email.

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