Long Islanders say they’re ready for March snow

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Long Islanders haven't seen much snow this winter, but residents say they are ready.

Many flocked to Ace Hardware in Copiague to buy ice melter, bags of salt for walkways and driveways, snow brushes for cars and handwarmers.

Employees say a few people came to buy shovels. They say the shovels with curved handles make it easier to lift snow.

Employee Thomas Cole says when shoveling, it’s important to lift with your legs, not your back.

"Don't fling it over your shoulder. You should probably go in, pick it up, shove it in front of you and out of the way,” he says.

Residents were also stocking up on food for the snowstorm, just in case they have to hunker down indoors for a while.

Shoppers packed Stew Leonard's in Farmingdale to get the necessities.

Though the checkout line was a little long, the store had plenty of milk, bread and eggs. While many were hoping the storm doesn't hit too hard, others say they would be happy if they get snowed in.

"I hope it snows a bunch so there's no school tomorrow,” said Christopher Anello, of Lindenhurst.

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