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Increase In Generator Sales Leading Up To Storm

By: Jaclyn Piermarini Email
By: Jaclyn Piermarini Email

December 6, 2013

Ice. It can wreak havoc on the roads and make travel conditions dangerous. One of the worst parts? It can also knock out power.

As we brace ourselves for the possibility of being homebound on an icy Sunday and possibly Monday morning, instead of stocking up on candles and flashlights, some people buy a generator.

Generators aren't cheap. But for some people, the possibility of being without power for several days or weeks just isn't worth it.

Now, power companies kick into high gear to make sure they are all staffed and ready to handle any ice or snow-related outages. But some locals don't bother to wait for the power company to get their house up and running again.

Lowe's was slammed when we stopped by today. They had just sold out of all of their generators when we spoke to them, and had another truck pulling in to stock them back up.

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