Bread alert in Dundalk supermarkets as panic buying sets in ahead of snow blizzard

There was sliced pandemonium across the town this evening

Tia Clarke

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People across Dundalk have been stocking up on supplies ahead of the storm

Supermarkets across Dundalk are selling out of food as panic buying sets in ahead of the Siberian blizzard expected to hit Louth this week. 

Dundalkians are buying loaves of bread and cartons of milk like they are going out of fashion as they prepare to batten down the hatches. 

A picture taken in Dunnes Stores in the Marshes this evening showed empty shelves in the bakery section. 

Not a loaf in sight: Catherine Colbert took this picture of the bakery shelves in Dunnes Stores in the Marshes this evening 

Another image showed similar scenes in Dunnes Stores in Cox's Demense. 

Dunnes Stores in Cox's Demesne this evening (Image taken by Jennifer Green) 

The Dundalk Democrat also heard that bread, milk and orange juice supplies have all sold out in Aldi on the Ramparts

There were similar scenes in Tesco Extra this evening, as one shopper reported seeing just two spuds left on the shelves of the massive supermarket. However, the spuds have since been sold. 

Small local stores also reported chaotic scenes throughout the day. Costcutter on Clanbrassil street currently has one solitary sliced pan left on its shelves.

Costcutter staff said: "It's madness. We heard that all the spuds are sold out in Tesco." 

Whilst the current sliced pandemonium might be a headache for some, opportunists are cashing in on the lack of loaves by selling sliced pans on Done Deal. 

Waterford Man Paidraig Fahey was selling the "last sliced pan in Ireland" for €53.

On his Done Deal ad, the Waterford man wrote: "Due to demand in Ireland for bread because of the Beast from the East I am selling the last sliced pan in Ireland. Only €53 per pan (delivery not included) If I get hungry and need to make a sandwich I will adjust the price accordingly. No time wasters please or Man Utd fans."