Last minute shoppers prepare for the snowfall in Pottsville


We are seeing our first snow storm of the season and procrastinators in schuylkill county hit the stores to get ready.
      Eyewitness news reporter Rachael Espaillat stopped by a few stores and tells us how people are stocking up.

“It’s too early. I’m not ready for snow yet,” Shay reedy, a shopper at Hadesty’s said.

Ready or not, winter made the announcement snow has arrived.

The first snow fall of schuylkill county is finally here. So you know what that means. People are flooding to the store to get everything from shovels to salt and even groceries.

Mom’s like Erica Mabry say preparing for a snow day means making sure there is food for her kids.

“snacks goodies….suppers…Anything so that i don’t have to leave the house again,” Mabry said.

“I actually got to go grocery shopping a couple of days ago so i’m set. We’re good” Reedy said.

Even though shay has her bases in the food department covered she still had to head out to make sure she had shovels for the family. 

“Our stuff is in our military storage so and so we bought new shovels and everything got shovels for our girls so they can help me” Reedy said.

Store manager, Jolene Renninger, at Hadesty’s says it’s a good idea to be ready when it comes to snow.

“It’s always better to be prepared. It’s an insurance policy for you instead of waiting until the snow comes and figuring out oh. I don’t have rock salt and oh. I’m going to slide going down my steps,” Renninger said.

“High volume in the store means higher volume in the parking lot more risk for accidents and we don’t want to see anyone getting hurt,” Michael Choate, store manager at Boyer’s said.

Renninger also recommends keeping an extra bucket of ice salt just in case.

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