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Shoppers Flock to Supermarkets Ahead of Snow


SMYRNA, Del. - People are getting prepared for the first snowfall of 2014.

They're flocking to grocery stores, like Food Lion in Smyrna to stock up on food.

"They're only calling for maybe two to three inches of snow," said Michael Scheerer of Townsend.

Michael Scheerer and his wife Linda say they only came to the supermarket to shop for snacks.

"We just got some lunch meat and snacks for my grandson for his lunch, which I'm pretty sure he's not going to school tomorrow," said Linda Scheerer.

Michael Scheerer says a few inches of snow is not worth stocking up at a supermarket. WBOC asked him why.

"Because of the way the news hypes it up. They make it a big deal," said Michael Scheerer.

Not everyone agrees with Scheerer. Store manager Wade Williams says he's ready for a crowd. Williams says the busiest time for shoppers is between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Shelves are stocked with milk, bread, eggs, water and even salt.

"If we think there's going to be extra product needed, it should be here. It shouldn't be a problem. We have extra associates coming in to help handle the influx in business," said Williams.  
Thursday just happens to be Grace Ennis' normal shopping day.

"I figured it would be chaotic in here today, everybody after milk and bread," said Ennis.

So why do people flock to supermarkets for milk and bread?

"I don't know. I guess that's what everybody uses all the time, milk and bread," said Ennis.  

Still, with several inches of snow expected to hit the region, Scheerer says some folks are over reacting.
"I'm from New York so I was born and raised in the snow," said Michael Scheerer.

Several inches of snow are expected to blanket the region and bring with it bitter cold.

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