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Oklahoma City residents stock up as winter storm threatens

Oklahoma City area stores were busy Monday as residents bought groceries and supplies such as ice melt and snow shovels to prepare for a winter storm.
BY JENNIFER PALMER Published: February 1, 2011

However, at the Lowe's in Moore, generators and snow shovels were sold out. Customers were stocking up on hand warmers, gloves, ice melt and de-icer, said store manager Raymond Cooper.

“It's typical for when you have a snowstorm coming in,” he said.

At the Quail Springs Super Target, shoppers hurriedly filled carts with groceries, and workers replenished items dwindling from store shelves. Checkout lines were each four to five carts long.

Crest grocery stores, too, were busy. Operations Manager Dale Brooks said shoppers were loading up on necessities including water, milk, eggs, bread and snacks.

With Monday being the last day of the month, it was a difficult time for people living paycheck-to-paycheck to stock up on groceries, he said. But they were doing what they could.

“No one wants to be stuck at home without food,” he said.


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