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As Snow Starts, a Flurry of Shoppers Hit Stores

Folks around the area spent Sunday getting ready for whatever the weather brings.

Newswatch 16 was at the PennDOT facility in Carbon County, which is responsible for the busy Interstate 80 corridor and the roads nearby.

As crews started loading up the trucks, folks who live in the area were filling up the pantry.

The flakes began to fall, and the carts began to fill.

Snow time is go time for shoppers at the White Haven Market.

“We are going to get some milk to make hot chocolate, and we need the regular bread and eggs, and of course coffee creamer,” said Shana Kunkle of Weatherly.

Yvette and her husband, Angel, live on a farm and have a lot of work ahead.

“We have to get a lot of supplies. We have to put our horses. We’ll be shoveling early. We won’t really be able to get to the store once the roads clear,” said Yvette Salas, of White Haven.

While some folks were picking up bread and milk, the most popular item is salt, that shelf was bare.

No salt shortage at the Interstate 80 stockpile in Carbon County where trucks were loading up and rolling out, preparing for snow, sleet, or ice.

“The ice is a little bit harder than maybe the snow. No matter what you get, it is still difficult to deal with with the weather,” said Michael Zoshak, Assistant County Maintainence Manager.

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