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Winter Storm= Road Safety Advice, Grocery Store Run

Snow means 2 things here in the east. People will be out preparing, and you can expect dangerous road conditions.Clayton Bauman spoke with Highway Patrol Wednesday and checked out stores.

As seems to be the case anytime it snows, grocery stores were busy Wednesday with people scooping up the bread, milk, and eggs- snow staples. Two newlyweds admit they weren't ready for the last big snow and say they aren't making that mistake again.

"We just got married so we just want to be together, make sure we got food. That's the main thing, food, supplies and stuff like that," said James Cobb Jr.

While people stocked up, highway patrol is sent out a reminder about hazardous driving.

"Once the snow starts to accumulate, if you don't have to drive don't, and I know we say that repeatedly but it's always a problem that we have people that really don't need to be out there or traveling," said Trooper Jeff Collins.

Collins says for those who do have to brave the elements, you need to use extra care.

"We just tell them to really reduce their speeds…increase following distances…if you have to apply brakes suddenly obviously if there is snow or ice on the road, you're subject to lose control much quicker," said Trooper Collins.

With temperatures expected to rebound quickly, some don't see what all the fuss is about.

"I figured we'll maybe get two inches and traffic will be cluttered. That's the reason people are in the grocery store, now. They think they are going to be snowed in but it's not gonna be that much," said Marvin Benton in Greenville.

Grocery stores in the area say they have no plans to close early tomorrow.


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