Local stores are still stocked with items.
Mount Vernon and Greater Alexandria residents are getting a head start on preparing for Tueday night's storm. Safeway located in Engleside Plaza has already seen a rush of customers picking up supplies in anticipation of the storm. Water, juice, and nonperishables are still available. According to a store employee, the freezers were broken but are now fixed and will be re-stocked later tonight. The Shoppers at the Mount Vernon Plaza also has plenty of supplies available. According to a store employee, the rush has "already started." Giant Food of Landover, Md. issued the following statement. "In advance of a major weather event, customers typically purchase what we consider staple items – milk, bread, eggs, batteries, and bottled water."
Take a look back at this week's top headlines from the Route 1 corridor.
Mount Vernon Patch A fire engulfed a home on Fielding Street Thursday afternoon, which caused two adults and two children to be displaced by the fire. George Washington’s Rye Whiskey went on sale on Wednesday. The un-aged and aged varieties were made at George Washington’s restored distillery. Fort Hunt Patch The West Potomac Academy and Alexandria Community Dance production of The Nutcracker opened Thursday night. The show will run through Dec. 1. Local dancer Natalie Edwards is touring with “Billy Elliot: The Musical," performing at the Hippodrome Theater in Baltimore in December. Huntington Belle Haven Patch Renovations on the Belle View Safeway are on track for the store to reopen in March 2013. Possible redevelopment at Cityside …