Yahoo! News is gathering brief first-person accounts, photos and video from the severe winter weather in the northeastern United States. Here's one resident's story.
FIRST PERSON | TORRINGTON, Conn. -- I took the day off Friday, as the predicted historic snowstorm approached in Connecticut. I decided to venture out this morning for some breakfast while the roads were still passable. My wife asked me to pick up some donuts while I was out, so I proceeded to the local grocery store where there is a Dunkin Donuts.
To my dismay there wasn't a donut left on the shelf.
I figured I had to go to the main store where I was sure there would be some since it was only 10 a.m.
As I pulled up to the main Dunkin Donuts store, I could see through the window that it was going to be slim pickings.
Nothing. Dunkin Donuts does not have donuts!
I asked the girl behind the counter why a donut shop doesn't have donuts at 10 a.m. She told me that people were coming in and buying dozens of donuts at a time. Dozens of donuts? Is this some kind of an emergency staple I don't know about?
Not wanting to disappoint my wife, I continued the search for donuts. After a few more treks to some other branches, I finally found a Dunkin Donuts at a garage that had donuts on its shelf. Voila! I grabbed my donuts and a couple of breakfast sandwiches and made a bee-line for home, knowing I may have found the only Dunkin Donuts in town that has donuts left.