Snow makes Thanksgiving holiday shopping even busier

Snow makes Thanksgiving holiday shopping even busier

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Some shoppers stocked up on necessities like milk and bread. Some shoppers stocked up on necessities like milk and bread.
Others made sure they had plenty of gas ahead of the storms and the holiday rush. Others made sure they had plenty of gas ahead of the storms and the holiday rush.

CROSSVILLE (WATE) - The usual grocery store rush for the Thanksgiving holiday is being amplified thanks to the winter storm.

The owners of Vandever Corner Grocery just outside of Crossville are no strangers to the winter storm crowds after 24 years in business.

Their shelves are stocked and shoppers prepared for the worst ahead of the winter weather Tuesday night. Some customers filled their gas tanks and others went for essential food items like milk and bread.

"I'm prepared. I've got plenty of food and plenty of wood and now a half a tank of gas if I need to get to town and back or something," said shopper William Matthews

The neighborhood market has seen customers stop by in waves, which is predictable when unpredictable weather hits the plateau. That's why employees were working ahead of the storm, starting preparations the day before the storm and the holiday grocery rush

"We went and got our gas truck delivered yesterday, milk delivered, we went and got bread so we were making sure we did have all the bases covered incase everything did hit on us," said market employee Crystal Bruce.

Employees also say a number of customers have been filling up their kerosene tanks to heat their homes in case the storm takes a turn for the worse. 

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