Pressure : 29.57 in
Dewpoint : 55.9 °
Wind : West
Shoppers rush to get groceries before storm
It's just seven days 'til Christmas and the first major storm hits which means food went flying off the shelves at grocery stores Wednesday.
It was definitely a grocery frenzy out at Russ's. People were just scurrying around trying to get all they could before all of this. Some were preparing for the storm, others getting ready items for those holiday dinners. But you take a storm like this just a few days before Christmas a major rush is inevitable.
"Buying things before the storm hits and getting things ready for Christmas."
Hours before Wednesday's storm shoppers bombarded the shelves. Some shopped for what they normally do, others prepared for the worst.
"You gotta make sure you have meat, milk, bread and fruit," said Betty Aadland.
"Stuff to be prepared for the kids if they're home, don't have school or something we have some milk some breakfast stuff cookies that type of thing," said Tim Cass.
From available carts to food, employees at Russ's worked hard to keep everything stocked.
With Christmas around the corner some are hoping the weather will carries over.
"We're ready for a storm and we're ready for some moisture so it's pretty exciting," Butch Hughes said.
"It's kind of exciting. Hopefully, the snow will stick around for Christmas and we have a white Christmas," said Cass.
That rush actually started Tuesday night at Russ's. It almost seemed like Wednesday once people saw those flurries around noon they rushed to the store trying to do everything in one shot, so they could bypass what we're seeing right now and get home just in time to cozy up and watch movies, drink hot cocoa.
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