As we prepare for this winter blast many people headed to the grocery stores to stock up on food and supplies to ride out the storm.
Right here at home shoppers piled in to both the Vienna and Parkersburg Wal-Marts only to deal with long lines and nearly empty shelves.
Most left with full carts as they gathered the necessities as they plan to hibernate the next couple of days.
It was even a busy time for those working at area hardware stores as well.
Lowe's Home Improvement in Vienna sold electric and kerosene heaters, salt and generators.
This is also a great time to purchase weather seals to ensure there's no cold air coming in your home to prevent a large heating bill.
"We've actually been very busy in the rough plumbing area people buying stuff for their pipes, heat tape, pipe racks, stuff like that keep them well insulated, keep them from cracking or breaking," says Lowe's Home Improvement Manager, Justin Tribett.
Demand for the basics including bread and soup were high, leaving those shelves almost bare.
That kept employees busy trying to keep items stocked.
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