Residents Flock to Grocery Stores To Stock Up For Snowstorm
The first large winter storm of the season, locals are picking up bare essentials at the supermarket for the expected heavy snowfall today and tomorrow.
Broomall–Now that the holidays are over, many residents are looking at an empty pantry and running to their local grocery store.
To make matters worse, the expected eight to 12 inches of snowfall yesterday and today to come are causing more people to run to the supermarket for bare essentials like milk, eggs and bread.
At Giant Food Stores in Broomall, Autumn Kanty, an employee at the supermarket said it's been "very busy" since they opened yesterday at 6 a.m. but quickly had to cut the conversation short due to a long line of customers. The store hit a peak at about 10 a.m. yesterday.
Laura Coakley of Acme Markets in Newtown Square also share that they've been busy since they opened at 6 a.m. yesterday. Coakley assured their shelves will be stocked this morning.
The most common items that Harness said people have been purchasing are rock salt, milk, eggs and bread–some of the bare necessities for a snowstorm.
By early afternoon, the shelves of milk, eggs, bread, and even orange juice, were quickly disappearing. Harness expected another food delivery later that day and said, "unless the state of Pennsylvania makes an emergency call to shut down stores, we'll be open until midnight."
"There's no rest for the weary," said Harness. The store is scheduled to open today at normal business hours and is expected to have stocked shelves.
Sent on an errand by his wife, John Ahearn of Drexel Hill had a list of grocery items that included milk, eggs, bread, spinach and hamburgers. He expects the snowstorm today and tomorrow to be a "big one."
Anna Graziano, a resident of Broomall, said she ran out to the store after realizing she was wiped out from Christmas dinner.
"I ran out of a lot of things from yesterday," said Graziano. Her menu for tonight's dinner? Escarole soup with meatballs. The perfect meal during a snowstorm. "It's really delicious," said Graziano.
Call your local grocery store for any emergency closing hours today.