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Cold weather gear flying off the shelves

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Hardware Stores are busy since we've been under this arctic blast.

The folks at ACE Hardware on Ireland Road tell FOX28 people are rushing in to buy ice-melt and shovels.

The most popular items at the moment?  Snow-throwers!

"Right now they're trying to fight the drifting snow so they need something a little bit sturdier than a shovel that they don't have to work as hard with," says Joe Wardman with ACE Hardware.

Lunker's in Edwardsburg is also seeing an influx of cold-weather customers.

They're sold out of battery-powered socks right now, but they still have plenty of other things to keep you warm.

They recommend layering, and steer clear of cotton because it traps in moisture.

"The biggest thing is just to pay attention to the extremities.  The head is probably your biggest heat loss source followed by your hands and your feet," says Lunker's manager, Tod Wiseley.

The deep freeze may have slowed most of us down, but winter-athletes, hunters and fishermen love the weather!

We're told this has been the best ice-fishing season in years.

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