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article imageWinter storm delays Dunkin' Donut deliveries in Rhode Island

By Megan Hamilton     Jan 30, 2015 in Odd News
Providence - Call it the Great Doughnut Shortage of 2015. The severe winter storm that made things difficult in the Northeastern U.S. over the last few days also rudely interrupted deliveries for Dunkin' Donuts in Rhode Island on Tuesday, due to a driving ban.
One shop in Providence received only one delivery, instead of the usual two, The Providence Journal reports. Kevin Desrochers, the store's manager, said that doughnuts usually delivered before 4 a.m. arrived at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday instead.
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Rhode Island shops receive doughnuts from a production facility in East Providence. However, due to the travel ban, employees couldn't reach the commissary to start production until after 8 p.m. Tuesday. Not only that, but not everybody made it to work, WPRI reports.
Fortunately, there was some relief for the doughnut-deprived.
"We got some honey dips, chocolate honey dip and blueberry," Laura Srias, who works at the shop at 81 Washington St., in Providence. "That's the only delivery they gave us."
"I had muffins, bagels and croissants, because I baked those things here," Desrochers said, at his store at 141 Westminster St. "I was just waiting for my doughnuts."
Variety also was limited as the bakers did their best to get some products to all stores.
Fortunately, all was not lost. Even though doughnuts were rare to non-existent, coffee and sandwiches were delivered Monday, ahead of the tempest, Chron.com reports.
When the brief shortage ended, everyone breathed a sigh of relief, even Senator Jack Reed (D-RI), who announced the news on Twitter:
"Good news," he exclaimed. "The Great RI Doughnut Shortage of '15 is over!"
Indeed, the day did end on a sweet note. After all, where else were the local cops going to get their doughnuts?
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