Shoppers hit the stores to prepare for snowstorm

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Lots of snow could be on the way and Piedmont residents are not taking any chances.

Home improvements stores reported being sold out of winter weather items including cat litter, used for slippery surfaces.

At Southside Hardware in High Point, Steven Stetts says sleds and ice melt were in heavy demand.

“If we had a tractor trailer we would have sold it by now,” Stetts said. “Wish we had a tractor trailer of ice melt.”

"We've got a couple sleds," said Sam Turner who, along with his daughter Hannah, found the shelves empty of snow shovels at the Lowes Home Improvement store on Hanes Mall Boulevard in Winston-Salem. "We've got a big hill we can sled down but no shovel."

Parents and grandparents like David Goins were buying sleds not only for the kids, but for themselves.

“I am just an old kid,” said Goins.

Meanwhile at the Food Lion in Jamestown, store manager Eddie Lambe said the snow storm staples like bread and milk were flying off the shelves.

“It's like a holiday rush, unexpected they are buying everything,” Lambe said.

Families are expecting to be home for a few days. They are buying eggs, milk, bread, meat and everything that will keep the family happy at home.

Many people packed area grocery stores. "Milk and bread," said Sharelle Williams, who while filling her gas tank, said milk and bread are a must when it snows. "You know you are going to get full off of milk and bread!"

Mothers like Michelle Boddie are also looking forward to playing with the kids in the snow.

“I am, especially the little ones they are ready to throw snowballs and make snow angels so we are looking forward to it,” Boddie said.

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