Stores Overflowing With Shoppers Getting Supplies Before Expected Storm
The Kroger parking lot is packed as shoppers load up on food staples - amid winter storm forecast. (WWJ/Beth Fisher)
NORTHVILLE (WWJ) – Area gas stations and grocery stores were packed with customers, as thousands heed warnings of heavy snowfall and bitter temps. Storm ‘preppers’ hurried to get food and other supplies for the rough weather.
“I know people are comparing this to what it was like on Christmas eve … but with the storm coming in, I just had to get some stuff and thought what is going on? The lines are literally half-way through the store,” said WWJ’s Brooke Allen from a crowded Meijer store.
Allen said after 15 minutes in line, she wasn’t even close to the cashier.
“The parking lot was almost completely full,” said one shopper. “I had to get a parking spot that was clear out … closest to the road.”
One man told WWJ he’s never seen the Northville Meijer at Haggerty and 8-Mile as busy as it was Saturday afternoon.
“Usually there is an aisle way that you can walk between the cash registers and the clothes and jewelry counter and the cards … this time there was no space to pass anybody – so I had to walk into the merchandise to get back to where I needed to get to,” he said.
Black Blade: Fortunately most "true preppers" are stocked and ready long before any SHTF event. These people were caught with their pants down and are desperately clawing and scratching for scraps of food and basic necessities. Rather funny too.