AMARILLO -- With the way weather changes around the Panhandle, most folks are ready for what comes.
When it comes to snowy conditions, it takes a bit more work.
The thought of ice and snow coming down has pushed plenty of people to the stores to stock up on groceries and supplies.
Plenty of shoppers have gone to the stores in advance of the wintry blast, and those stores have been waiting for them.
Greg Ammons, the United Supermarkets Regional Vice President, told us that they began changing schedules and getting additional help to handle the rush early on this week.
It'll be one of those times nobody will want to leave the house, considering the bitter cold and slick roadways, and having food at home will be an advantage.
The home supply shops have had plenty of business this week thanks to the cold forecast, and most of those customers are concerned about the frozen precipitation.
Victor Cortez, loader for Home Depot, told us that the salt-melt and faucet covers have been going fast in advance of the snow.
Others are buying up sand, in order to add traction to their vehicles by upping the weight.
Of course, the sand will also be handy to lay down in front of tires if the car or truck has gotten stuck.
Food for the weekend is selling pretty well, but items needed for Thanksgiving dinner are going for those who are looking to get an even earlier start to the holiday.
This first taste of winter will have the rush of grocery shoppers, but the next one should be a little more calm.
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