Storm Preps: stocking up on the essentials

By Kevin Jeanes - bio | email
Posted by Terry Alexander - email

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - This is our first significant snow storm this season but many of you can't help but remember how bad it was last year. That may explain why so many people are out today stocking up on the essentials.

We dropped by Pleasants Hardware on Patterson Avenue in Henrico this afternoon. Store employees tell us they've been swamped all day. Shovels, de-icers, sleds are all flying off the shelves.

"Just preparing- hoping that it doesn't come.  I'm hoping it goes away," said customer Leigh Ann Gardner.

"I would say it's half-half.  Some people are dreading it, some people are very excited. (What about you?)  I'm very excited!" Pleasant's cashier Olivia Cody said.

Road crews are already on standby ready to hit the streets when necessary to do what they can to make them safe once the winter weather hits.

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