Store Shelves Empty After First Snow

By: Jummy Olabanji Email
By: Jummy Olabanji Email

January 21, 2007

“Every time it snows, all they got to do is say the word snow and we get real busy like this,” said Betty Payne, a cashier at Reid’s Super Save.

As soon as the first snow flake fell out of the sky this morning, residents left the house and hit the store to stock up on every day items.

“We had to get more stuff for the house,” said 11-year-old shopper Alicia.

Space heaters and wood left shelves of supply stores and the story wasn't any better at super markets.

“We've been extremely busy today with the weather the way it is. I got in at 10:00am and we’ve been busy ever since I walked in the door. They're buying a variety of different things, milk, eggs, bread, meat, everything,” said Payne.

Shoppers at Reid’s Super Save in Charlottesville said with the chance of no school tomorrow, they aren't wasting anytime filling their carts and preparing for the worst.

“I usually keep a lot of stuff at the house for when it's snowing, for occasion, like beans, potatoes and so on,” said Harold Folley.


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