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Shoppers not concerned with next winter storm

JOHN GARDNERGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. As a second winter storm in a week began to close in on most of the state Thursday afternoon, it was shopping as usual at the local supermarkets in Glenwood Springs.Dave Black was at Safeway was picking up some “essentials” for the week, but wasn’t concerned with the storm effecting store shelves this week. He was more concerned with travel plans for the weekend.”My son is planning on going to Copper Mountain to ski this weekend,” Black said. “I just don’t like to tempt fate like that.”Black said that he plans on sticking close to home this weekend because of this round of snow.”We’ve got a pretty good (food) stock at home already,” Black said. “So we’re not too worried about that.”By 3 p.m. Thursday afternoon, Interstate 70 eastbound traffic at the Eisenhower Tunnel was stopped and chains were required on all commercial vehicles in westbound traffic due to snow conditions. However, area supermarkets weren’t too concerned with the weather limiting deliveries, even after the previous week’s storm shut down deliveries of goods to most area stores.”All you can do is do the best you can to keep up,” said Steve Stilson, assistant manager for City Market in Glenwood Springs. “You’ve just got to keep going and try to catch up.”Stilson said that City Market had brought in additional trailers during the week to replenish the store after the previous storm restricted deliveries and the store shelves had almost been cleaned out. Stilson said that he did expect an influx of shoppers in the next few days, but hadn’t noticed anything out of the ordinary recently.”It’s been busier than usual because we’ve been out of stock for a couple of days,” Stilson said. “I would imagine it will pick up.”The consensus of shoppers Thursday held opinions similar to Black’s; most of them were just picking up the week’s supply of groceries and didn’t have much concern for the storm yet.Contact John Gardner: 945-8515, ext. 16604jgardner@postindependent.comPost Independent, Glenwood Springs, Colorado CO


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