Shoppers Stock-up For Wintry Weather

By Lauren Forsythe | 

Earlier today local residents were preparing to keep safe and warm for tonight's weather.

Shoppers were heading out and stocking up on winter supplies while it was safe.

Ice melt and space heaters are some of the hot items on the store shelves for those trying to bear the cold weather.

"We've had a few people ask for it this morning, and we're trying to keep all of our stuff stocked right now," says Ace Hardware Store Manager, Aaron Painter.

Painter says he always sees people who prepare for snow and ice, but the bigger crowds don't show up until the bad weather actually starts.

"We usually keep one extra palette on hand during the winter season. This year we have to look ahead into the further weeks at the weather and we hadn't noticed anything up until about a few days ago. So, we got an extra palette in for it," he says.

One man says he couldn't find a space heater anywhere else in Bowling Green, and he bought the last one along with his other supplies.

"It's a mad dash at Walmart, they were out before the story even dropped," the shopper says.

Patricia O'Conner says she always prepares in advance when snowy weather is expected.

"I'm buying some salt to put on my ramp in front of my house for my husband's wheelchair and I am buying the salt so it will melt the ice," O'Conner says.

She says it's most important to stock up, even when bad weather isn't expected.

"My kids say I worry a lot," she says.

And that could be a good thing for the weather that's on the way.

Area hardware stores say they have plenty ice melt and other winter weather supplies in stock.

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