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Shoppers Pack Local Grocery Stores Before Storm


With all the snow we are expecting here in Mid-Michigan, people are taking the opportunity now to stock up at the grocery stores.

Some said that local grocery stores in the area were beyond packed. Lines were long and there was a shortage with some food.

"You would of thought it was Christmas but it's the storm of the century apparently," said Betsy Seeley, Meijer shopper.

And after the ice storm, people have learned their lesson.

"We all just got done with those power outage and people are not taking this granted this time," said Steve Antaya, vice president of Tom's Food Center.

So shoppers are stocking up in preparation of all the snow coming tomorrow.

"I'm getting fruits, vegetables, eggs, milk, and warm food," said Jacob Guild, Kroger shopper.

"Lots of meats, a lot of beverages. My sons birthday is tomorrow so I got his birthday cake, so we're just making sure we're all set to go," said James Hall, Tom's Food Center shopper.

Things got so busy at a local Meijer that shoppers headed over to Tom's Food Center to buy their groceries.

"A whole bunch of people were in line. The line had at least 40 people in it. And we had to wait at least two and a half hours just to buy a couple of items," said Kyeisha Ford, Tom's Food Center Shopper.

Supermarket officials say that many people are buying produce like fruits and vegetables as well as other essentials like milk, eggs, and bread to get ready for the storm.

"Things that aren't going to go bad if you lose power," said Antaya. "You buy a few things that you can heat up that are maybe shelf stable."

While many are fearing the upcoming storm, others can't wait for the white stuff to start piling up.

"I'm looking forward to it so I don't have to go back to school," said Ford.

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