BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- It's not just the road crews who are battling the cold and snow. Consumers are flocking to hardware stores to buy snow shovels and space heaters; and to stock up on the usual winter necessities.
"Lots of salt, ice melt," says Ace Hardware Assistant Manager Shane Wilde, "as well as sand to put in the back of their vehicles to prevent them from sliding."
Wilde says people are also buying heat tape to wrap their pipes and exterior covers for their outside faucets to keep them from freezing as well. Friday's predicted low is 8 degrees.