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Shoppers hit the store as storm approaches

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With high winds, heavy snow and bitter cold in the forecast, shoppers are stocking up ahead of the storm.

Just about every store was packed with shoppers on Saturday afternoon including The Andersons.

Assistant store manager Jeremy Givens said, "It has been absolutely crazy busy today, folks coming in getting food supplies, ice melt shovels, snow throwers you name it, anything having to do with snow related items."

Shopper Mallory Plahs said, We're going to have to stock up on groceries, we're about zero cause we were out of town for the holidays. So it's like, oh man, we pretty much have to get everything. And I was not expecting it to be this crazy at this store."

Viewers submitted photos of shelves cleared of meat, milk and vegetables at stores around the area.

On top of the snow, people are equally worried about bone-chilling temperatures. People were also stocking up on outdoor gear, warmer jackets and extra hats.

But not everyone is worried about the snow.  Jim Wenberg from Mountain Man Sports  is excited. "We are in the snow business. We''ve seen a big upturn in our cross-country business."

His store sells outdoor sports gear and clothing. It also rents skis and snow boots.

Wenberg says, "We're trying to get people to get out and enjoy the winter time, not just stay in and stay behind the TV. But to actually get out and enjoy it, because you live in this part of the country, so why not enjoy it?"

 

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