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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