Shoppers gear up for another winter storm

By Beau Ebenezer

March 1, 2014 Updated Mar 2, 2014 at 2:06 AM CDT

NORMAL, Ill. -- Once again grocery stores across Central Illinois are feeling the impact of more snow even though it hasn't arrived yet.

Shoppers packed the stores in full-force Saturday.

"It's exhausting," said Heyworth resident, Caleb Fiscus. "I am fed up with it."

"I hate it," said shopper, Mary Wilkins. "I am not very happy at all."

"I am not excited about it," said Bloomington resident, Karen Wilson. "I am basically just excited for spring."

Similar attitudes spread through the grocery aisles as shoppers gathered essential items for this weekend's storm.

Normal resident, Martha Colwell is planning on taking cover for the next two days.

"We have movies, Netflix, and probably some games at home," said Colwell. "We are just kind of gearing up for the storm."

Others are trying to keep a positive attitude.

"People get frustrated, but if you grow a beard, the world is a better place," said Normal resident, Eric Sweetwood. "It's warmer, and I have my own little scarf here. It's awesome. The only bad part is that I have to wear a stocking cap as I get older because I am balding."

Kroger worked to keep items on the shelf.

Milk, bread, and food for the crock-pot were some of the more popular items in shoppers' carts.

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