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Store employee Brent Gier loads several tubes of sand into the bed of a customer's pickup truck. The customer bought several tubes of sand to provide better traction for his truck. The threat of a severe winter storm, expected to arrive in Oklahoma City on Christmas Day,  ushered a throng of customers into the Westlake Hardware Store, 1509 W. Britton Road,  to purchase snow shovels, ice melt, snow scrapers and tubes filled with sand on Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman