People prepping with essentials for impending snowstorm

February 06, 2018 07:02 PM

It's funny that every time we get a snowstorm, you turn on the news hear the meteorologists talking about the amount we can expect to see and you inevitably see people rush out to get the staples. As the saying goes, it's always better to be safe than sorry.

Gas is the number one thing people were stopping in at Stewart's for.

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On an average day, the manager of the Newton Plaza location in Latham tells us on average they go through 6,000 gallons of gas a day, well in the past 18 hours they've already had two deliveries.

You want to make sure you check the windshield washer fluid level and your tire pressure because the last thing you want is to be stuck on the side of the road with a flat.

People were going in and out of the store to buy milk, eggs, bread, the essentials but one surprising item -- ice cream.

A lot of parents buying pints and half gallon ice cream for Wednesday, just in case their children are stuck home with a snow day. 

Paula Stitt, a manager of nine years with Stewart's told us she's from Southern Ontario, Canada, so for her a couple of inches is nothing to worry about.

"I find it kind of amusing to see everybody just panic," she noted. "In this area, we're going to be plowed out, we're going to be okay. Stewart's is going to be here we're going to be open, coffee is going to be on."

Give yourself plenty of extra travel time in the morning, maybe meal prep your breakfast the night before, make some crock pot oatmeal or overnight oats, set your coffee pot timer, anything to give you a couple of extra minutes so you don't feel like you're rushing to get to work.


Karen Tararache

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