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Storm shoppers buying up groceries

WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

It has become a ritual for many Western New Yorkers; head to a supermarket to stock up ahead of a winter storm. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley visited the Lexington Co-op on Hertel Avenue in north Buffalo where shoppers were buying items in anticipation of a two-day snow-storm.

“It’s like clock-work – right before a storm, the day before, the hours before, we really, really pile up with customers,” declared Micah Armstrong, manger on duty.

Armstrong told WBFO News there has been a rush of customers in and out of the market Tuesday. But Armstrong said they're just buying the usual staples of milk, bread and eggs. 

“But people love to pick up our pizzas, we get a lot of our cold pizzas – which we also heat them up for people right away and just a ton – we sell a ton of our hot bar and salad bar in these time of times,” Armstrong said. 

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Micah Armstrong, manger on duty.

Pushing a cart nearby was Lisa Murray-Roselli of north Buffalo. She was definitely shopping for the weather.

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Lisa Murray-Roselli of north Buffalo shopping for items ahead of the snow storm.

“I only had a few things on my list, but then I got a phone call from the school, that the children were going to be off Wednesday and Thursday, so I bought you know a few extra things for a big breakfast – fruit and bacon and things like that – that I don’t normally make during the week, replied Murray-Roselli.

Down another isle, shopper Jibreel Riley of Eggertsville had a basket filled with milk, cereal, orange juice and yogurt and said he was stocking up in anticipation of the storm.

“And I’ve got enough room in my refrigerator for groceries, so I guess this is a good day to go out shopping, at least beat the rush in a sense – despite the rush is already hear,” remarked Riley. 

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Jibreel Riley of Eggertsville buying items before the storm.

And in case you weren’t able to get to the market Tuesday, Lexington's Armstrong tells us he will be there bright and early Wednesday morning at 6:30, no matter what the weather, so the story open for anyone who might have to venture out in the storm they might need more groceries.

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