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Shoppers Gear Up for Winter Weather

By: Brit Moorer
By: Brit Moorer

December 7, 2013

As the winter storm approaches many people are heading to local grocery stores to stock up on water and food should they get stuck inside of their homes.

Shopping carts are filling up, shelves are emptying and shoppers are focusing only on the necessities as they gear up for the huge weather shift.

Many of the shoppers at Kroger in the Barracks Road Shopping Center were piling their carts with water, bread, firewood and canned goods. Items that for the most part won't go bad should their power go out.

However, it was sort of a mixed bag when it came to preparations. For the most part, yes, shoppers didn't want to be caught off guard by the storm but there were a few people planning to just wait it out before making any purchases.

Marsha, a shopper, said, "I have things at home, I'm not preparing for weather" While, Rachel Proudfoot wanted to be two steps ahead of the storm, "Well we heard the storm was coming through. Last year we got caught in it, we live in Earlysville and being from Arizona you never know what to expect".

Christina Shoup, had a short shopping list, "water, eggs, milk, juice, champagne and cereal for the kids".

Out of all of the essential items shoppers were purchasing water seemed to be the most in demand. So much so, that the supervisor of the store says they've had to devote another section of the store to water because they could not squeeze all of their inventory down one aisle.

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