New Englanders preparing for snow storm

With Southern New England just hours away from getting walloped with a snowstorm, people were out Tuesday gathering the essentials.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – With Southern New England just hours away from getting walloped with a snowstorm, people were out Tuesday gathering the essentials.

“Beginning to get busy; we’re selling lots of shovels, and ice melt, and scrapers,” said Co-Owner of Adler’s Hardware Store Marc Adler.

Adler’s saw a steady flow of customers Tuesday. Some were motivated to do their shopping at a small business.

“There’s a huge storm coming so we needed to prep for our new house,” said Erika Lincoln of Seekonk. “We wanted to help small businesses because of Covid, I think it’s really important to support your local businesses.”

“I think a storm is a storm! It’s not a big deal, you do what you need to do,” said Providence resident David Riley.

While the storm will likely hurt other small businesses that won’t be able to open on Thursday, Adler says the storm will definitely help him and his employees.

“This is going to be a really important storm because for the last two years, we haven’t had much snow and ice and our inventories have been building up,” said Adler.

On the whole, customers shopping on Tuesday, though in preparation, seemed to actually be looking forward to the storm more than anything.

“I appreciate variety in the weather,” said Riley.

“I’m kind of excited for it,” said Lincoln. “Maybe we’ll have a white winter this year which will bring some joy.”

Adler’s is expecting to be even busier over the next few days. They will be open on Thursday.

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