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Grocery stores packed ahead of winter storm

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People appear to be heeding the winter storm warnings, grocery stores were packed Saturday.

We checked in with the Meijer on Bremen Highway in Mishawaka.  A manager told us crowds were bigger than during the holiday shopping season!

To help deal with the crowds they had all check out lanes open but there were still long lines.

The rush of people also caused some bare shelves.

Customers we spoke to say they just want to be prepared.  Ellen Grimslie said, "I'm figuring we're gonna be house bound.  We live at the bottom of a hill and don't always get plowed out right away so it takes a while to get out and about after a storm."  And Michael Mason said,  "trying to get out this storm, it's getting ugly, water, fruits, some stuff like that."

Shoppers also told us they had visited Walmart and other grocery stores in the area Saturday and they were all just as busy as Meijer.

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