Shoppers Rush to Stores to Stock Up

By: Jummy Olabanji Email
By: Jummy Olabanji Email

February 12, 2007

Shoppers bought out store aisles, until there was nothing left on the shelves.

“There's been a large demand for bagged ice melt, shovels, really anything to prepare their homes or businesses for the upcoming snow and ice potentially to be safe,” said Matthew Trautwein, Operations Managers of Lowe’s in Albemarle County.

“I listened to the radio just recently and they were saying that snow event has now turned to probably going to be mostly an ice event, so coming out to get some salt for our driveway and a snow shovel that we don't have,’ said Scott Hiller, a shopper.

Hillrt had no trouble finding the shovel he was looking for, but when it came to the salt he was out of luck.

Hiller said, “This will be my third place, actually. I don't know where I’m going to go now because Lowe’s is sold out of it also. So I don't know where I’ll try next, maybe the grocery store or something.”

It was a different store at grocery stores.

“We want to make sure that we have all we need, in case we get trapped in the house,” said Kayla Roberts.

Ann Folger said, “I thought if we get snowed in, I want some ice cream, so I bought my ice cream and I bought bread.”

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