Sunday, January 9, 2011

Snow Forecast Brings People To Local Stores

As one weather system after another brings snow, sleet and ice to the Cookeville area, people have been heading out to local stores to stock up on snow shovels, salt, groceries and other supplies. The shelves at some stores are beginning to be depleted -- at least of some items. The parking lot was full Sunday afternoon at the Algood Walmart. Clerks were stocking shelves with dairy products, meat, and frozen food, among other things. There was a steady stream of customers going in to the store, and the lines to check out were long inside. Some grocery store managers say they watch the weather forecasts closely and try to plan food orders around when snow fall is supposed to arrive, but they say many people are shopping for that "just in case" situation when they cannot get out.