Food and gas rush in anticipation of Thursday's snowstorm

- The parking lot at the Cheltenham ShopRite on 611 in Montgomery County was jam packed ahead of Thursday's snowstorm.

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“We parked all the way back there,” said Francis Brown. She and her 8-year-old daughter Cameryn were making a last minute run in anticipation of school being closed tomorrow.

“Ice cream and a lot of junk food and we’re only preparing one meal tomorrow. We’re hoping places are delivering too because I’m not cooking,” said Brown.

The chaos wasn’t limited to the parking lot.

"The lines are through the aisles. I was in line for an hour," said Kasha Dearry.  It’s what we do though whenever there's the threat of severe weather. We rush out as if it could be our last meal.

"We needed food in the house and if they're snowed in tomorrow,” said Dearry.

Darryl Cooper shocked me when bread, eggs and milk weren’t on his list. 

“Vegan lunch meat and vegan cheese because I’m vegetarian so I try to eat plenty of vegan,” he said.  Across the street at WAWA the pumps were pumping.  Every last one of them.

“Just filling up the tank for the wife you know. I got a honey do list,” said Mark Byrd. He’s getting prepared under orders from his wife Lynette but he’s not too worried about the snow.

“Not really. Not really. It’s going to come. It’s going to come. Can’t do much about it,” he said.


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