The snow is falling hard in the northeast United States, and Boston residents are wondering about area grocery stores.
Are Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, and others still open? Will they open Tuesday?
Check out the latest below.
Trader Joe’s citywide will definitely be closed, according to an associate at the Back Bay location.
“We are planning on opening on Wednesday,” Matthew, the associate, added over the phone, but if the MBTA is closed on Wednesday Trader Joe’s locations will likely stay closed.
The various locations on Monday appear to be losing food fast to the crowds.
“I think the entire city of Boston is in trader joe’s back bay right now,” said one Twitter user, Molly McDonald, in the afternoon.
“All the tweets I’ve seen about groceries running out of food around Boston have been from places like Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s,” added another, Elizabeth.
Whole Foods locations may or may not be open on Tuesday.
“Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for any updates,” said an associate. “We’re not sure yet.”
Stop & Shop
The Stop & Shop locations are expected to be open.
“Yes, we are,” said an associate at the 713 East Broadway, South Boston location when answering the phone.
The hours are expected to be the usual–7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Check out an Associated Press story below.
Updates on Snow Storm
Snowfall totals: In New York City, close of 5 inches in Queens and more than 4 inches in Central Park, the National Weather Service says. In parts of Pennsylvania, as much as 3 inches.
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker says hundreds of thousands of people could lose electricity and it could take several days for it all to be restored. Connecticut can expect at least 100,000 power outages, utility companies say.
Massachusetts: 500 National Guard troops are on stand-by to be quickly deployed if needed, says Gov. Charlie Baker.
A full jury was seated Monday in the Aaron Hernandez murder trial in Fall River, Massachusetts, but a judge pushed opening statements to at least Thursday because of the storm.