Winter Storm, Round Two

By: Matt Barbour Email
By: Matt Barbour Email

Even though things have calmed down in some parts of Eastern Kentucky, round two is on its way Tuesday night. The winter blast has several folks out making sure they have enough supplies to weather the storm.

Delanie Collett unloads another pallet of ice melting supplies.

“Yeah we actually got some more calcium chloride in yesterday. So we got plenty we can do right now, if not we can get some more in within a few days,” said Collett, Manager at Home Lumber Company.

He says more folks came through his door looking for supplies as the winter storm approached.

“We've had people, especially here in the last week or where we had that zero degree weather and then this comes up too, people buying heat tapes, calcium chloride, and stuff like that, just to kind of keep some of that down,” he said.

“I'm just stocking up on a few odds and ends, nothing huge,” said Jonathan Piercy, a shopper.

He and other shoppers hit the aisles at Food City, trying to get ahead of potential crowds.

“I think that now is the time. I think that if it starts to threaten again, you'll see all the people who weren't here last night stocking up,” said Piercy.

“Everytime the snow word is mentioned, we always pick up on business, sell a lot of water, milk ,stuff to make sandwiches with in case the power goes out,” said Vicki Combs, a cashier.

Shoppers say they want to be prepared.

We want to “make sure that we got enough to do for the night and probably the next few days, so we don't get trapped inside the house, without you know,” Jason Franks, a shopper.

And he says for now it is just a waiting game.


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  • by Phillip Location: Knott co on Jan 27, 2009 at 09:59 PM
    i would have to say knott co is the worse for callin in the last min.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 27, 2009 at 07:44 PM
    soon be spring.wont do to much
  • by don Location: pike co on Jan 27, 2009 at 05:19 PM
    I feel your pain, pike county waits till the last second also!
  • by anonymous Location: perry co on Jan 27, 2009 at 04:13 PM
    yeah that is true but there has been many occasions that they have called school off for no apparent reason and then end up going half of the summer to make it up whats up with that??????????
  • by anonymous Location: hazard,ky on Jan 27, 2009 at 02:51 PM
    talking about the weather it does pretty bad outside especially on the off-roads.but PERRY COUNTY is the worse for calling off school until the last minute.. when you already have the kids up and ready to go.. well i am a parent of five kids and i take mine to school but if i go outside and the roads look dangerous then my kids are not going to school.we have had days this winter when school should have been called off!!!WHAT'S UP WITH THAT????

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