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Grocery stores slammed: Shoppers stocking up ahead of winter storm

Posted at 8:02 PM, Feb 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-12 18:10:05-05

TULSA, Okla. — Grocery stores are filled with long lines as shoppers get in their last-minute items before the winter storm.

"We are just stocking up before it gets worse this weekend," Lane Berey said.

Shoppers like Lane Berey are stocking up on food and essentials. Berey and her mother stopped by Reasor's to do their shopping. They have a rolled out a plan before they have to hunker down this weekend.

"We're getting ingredients for soup and chili, just the basics, you know just in case we're going to be stuck at home for a few days," Berey said.

Jeanette Dill and her husband were on a similar mission, but she said she is not too concerned.

“We’ve been staying home for a year, so we don’t have too many concerns,” she said.

Customers are not the only ones getting ready. Grocery stores are also making plans.

Reasor's is keeping its stores and online shopping open. Mike Griffeth, the grocery store's director, said they're keeping shelves stocked as best as they can.

“The store is preparing by ordering up on the staples, milk, eggs, bread,” he said.

Reasor's curbside pickup will be available from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Delivery will not be available on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday due to inclement weather conditions.

Amanda Russell with Reasors asks the public to please be patient with curbside and DoorDash orders.

Samantha Sinch, associate store leader for Whole Foods Market, told 2 Works for You Whole Foods Market stores will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. for the remainder of the week. Sinch said the stores are also offering delivery through Amazon Prime.

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