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Region prepares for major winter storm

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Donna Sligar of Quaker Hill picks up bread from the dwindling supply on the shelves while shopping at Tri-Town Foods in Montville Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 to stock up before the blizzard that is scheduled to hit Friday and Saturday.

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Timothy Siegal, left, Timothy McLaughlin, center, and Eileen Cumming, right, of Uncasville shop for snow shovels at Montville Hardware Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 in preparation for the blizzard that is scheduled to hit Friday and Saturday.

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NSA Supermarkets cashier Kairoli Castillo, center, rings through customers during a busier that normal evening at the store in New London Thursday Feb. 7, 2013 as shoppers prepare for the coming winter storm.

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Montville Hardware employee Colton Tine carries an indoor kerosene heater out to a customers car Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013. People are preparing for the blizzard that is going to hit the area Friday and Saturday.

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Chris White of North Stonington, a Connecticut Department of Transportation employee, prepares a double wing 10 wheeler plow truck , having a plow span of 22-feet, at the Groton DOT Maintenance Garage, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013. White has worked for the DOT for eight years and will be plowing Interstate 95 southbound from the Mystic Aquarium to the Gold Star Bridge.

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After picking up bread and other items Lee Henrici of Salem passes the picked over bread section at Tri-Town Foods in Montville Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013. People are preparing for the blizzard that is scheduled to hit the area Friday and Saturday.