STORM WATCH

Storms to linger overnight before less humid Monday

Long Islanders mob stores before and during snowfall

Shovels, snow brushes and ice melt flew off the sales floor at the Plainview store.

News 12 Staff

Dec 17, 2020, 4:21 AM

Updated 1,284 days ago

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Long Island residents made their last trips to hardware and grocery stores as snow stuck to roads.
Dorothy DeFilippis, of Plainview, says she has weathered 58 winters on the Island and was ready for another. DeFilippis was among the scores of shoppers flocking to Trio Hardware for last-minute snowstorm supplies.
"We haven't had a big snowstorm in quite some time," says Todd Kirschner, of Trio Hardware. "People find they can't find their shovels, they need a snow brush. Things that you normally don't have at the ready they just don't have.
Shovels, snow brushes and ice melt flew off the sales floor at the Plainview store.
"It's always better to be prepared than not prepared. Everyone can stock up on food for the day and just sit it out," says Kevin Diaz.
Afternoon activity at supermarkets spiked as well, as people stocked up on the essentials and anything that'll help them hunker down. Some others ventured out after sunset amid slippery road conditions.
"We are ready. Milk, butter, bread, ice cream, all the good stuff," says Guy Vonderesch.


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