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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Many times when we have big storms rolling into our area like this, people start to stock up on supplies.

You wouldn't know it's snowing outside judging by the lines at local stores. Many people weren't thinking about snow Saturday when the weather was nice. It doesn't look like that's changed Sunday.

People have cleared out entire shelves at the grocery store before big storms in the past, but so far there's still plenty of bread, milk, eggs and all the other essentials.

Will Isenberg stopped by the Strawberry Street Market Sunday afternoon. He's stocking up, but he's not looking for the essentials.

"We had on our mind quiche," Isenberg said. "For some reason that was stuck on our mind. So yeah we came for some quiche, heat it up and have a nice, hot slice of quiche."

Lura Moonaw is running the register at this market. She says so far the only thing people are preparing for is an evening of enjoying the snow from the inside.

"(It's) usually pretty slow on Sunday mornings," Moonaw said. "But people have been coming in and getting things like baked goods. People want to make brownies and cookies when the weather is crappy."

We stopped by Pleasant's Hardware store on West Broad Street on Saturday and not too many people were thinking about snow then. Now that the snow is actually falling, it doesn't look like that's changed.

Clay Butler is the manager at Pleasant's Hardware. He says he's sold a few shovels and bags of ice melt since yesterday - but not much.

"Folks just don't seem real concerned," Butler said. "Typical Richmond, everybody gets wired up when things like this go on but it's not happening. We hope some folks will come in and get some stuff but it's just not happening."

This is the first significant snow storm we've had all year so many of the shovels on sale right now have been sitting there since last year. 

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