People across the Twin Tiers spent a good part of their Friday getting those much-needed essentials before hunkering down for an approaching winter storm.
Save-A-Lot in Elmira was packed with people. The general manager there said it started to get extra busy on Thursday. Customers want to make sure they’re ready, “I’m stocking up on water, and a whole bunch of other stuff,” Antonia Molina, of Elmira, told us as she entered the store.
For some, that “other stuff” includes making a stop to the liquor store. “They do not want to be snowed in, without their booze,” Kit Gooshaw, the owner of Lighthouse Liquors & Wines of Southport said. Gooshaw has seen more customers throughout her day Friday. “They do not want to be snowed in, without their booze,” she said.
Then there are those supplies needed to clean up the snowy mess that’s left behind. Bulkhead Hardware is Southport is stocked with salt and shovels but they also have something for the kids or the kid at heart.
“We have some sleds here, we have saucers, and then the long torpedo sleds, Don Fairchild, a clerk at the store said. “Tested by myself I might add – Haha!!”
Many local retail stores and supermarkets expect a last-minute rush to happen early Saturday morning as the snow is set to start in the afternoon.
Turn to 18 News & the 18 Storm Team for the latest winter storm coverage throughout the weekend.