Shelves nearly empty of bread, milk and other goods ahead of Thursday’s blizzard

It’s a long-running joke that when a big storm is coming, Mainers head to the grocery store to buy bread and milk. Turns out, that is absolutely not a joke: it’s true. Here’s what those shelves looked like at the Hannaford Supermarket on Broadway in Bangor as of 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, the night before the big snowstorm predicted for Jan. 4.

Want bread? Too bad!

No love for 1 percent? Well shoot.

It’s not just bread, however. People want more than that. For instance, they want water, in case the pipes freeze.

Gotta stay hydrated.

Pizza is fundamental too.

‘Za is a food group.

Soup is a natural choice.

Chicken noodle, of course.

And what’s soup without sandwiches?

Sometimes you need a little something extra to help you stay warm.

Don’t act like you’re not doing it either.

And there are some things you really cannot do without.

Emily Burnham

About Emily Burnham

Emily Burnham is a Maine native, UMaine graduate, proud Bangorian and a writer and editor for Bangor Metro Magazine, the Weekly and the Bangor Daily News, where she's worked since 2004. She reports on everything from local bands to local food to all the cool things going on in the Greater Bangor area. In her quest for stories, she's seen countless concerts and plays, been lobster fishing, interviewed celebrities, hung out with water buffalo and played in a ukulele orchestra. She's interested in everything that happens in Maine. Albums for review are accepted digitally only; please no CDs.