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Stock Up On Bread, Milk, & Chocolate?

Bread, milk, and eggs. What else is there to buy when heavy snow is in our immediate future?

"And especially when the snow storm is about to hit, they buy the bread, milk and they start buying a lot of chocolate," says Hopey & Company manager Joseph Abousaid. "Just to sit at home and eat chocolate."

That's certainly one way to ride out the storm. Since the weekend, grocery stores big and small have been slammed.

"They heard about the snow over the weekend, and they started shopping yesterday and when it started snowing they're like, this is for real," says Abousaid.

From hardware stores to garden centers, the rush is on for all things snow-related. Including shovels, ice melt, and sleds.

"My wife wants one, and my dog wanted me to get one for him and myself," says Walter Whelchel of Hendersonville says of his sled.

While many customers are concerned about the days ahead, some say they've learned how to deal with such weather with experience in harsh conditions.

"We just moved here from New Hampshire and there was 165 inches of snow," says Calen Rayne of Asheville, who just stocked up on popcorn and eggs. "I'm surprised they're calling this a snow storm. No big deal, eight inches usually means you just stay home for a day."

We found Sejal Patel playing with her dog at Amboy Park. They're here from Atlanta. As it turns out, a potentially snow laden getaway.

"True, but hopefully you guys are better prepared than Atlanta for the snow ha ha," she says.

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