GARWOOD, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Residents are still preparing for the Nor’easter that has already begun to dump snow across the region Monday.
As CBS2’s Christine Sloan reported, they’re stocking up on food, water and other storm essentials to last for several days.READ MORE: Snapshot NY: Tourists Returning To New York As City Bounces Back From Pandemic
Shoppers packed into the Kings Food market in Garwood, New Jersey on Monday, moving through the store with a sense of urgency and preparing for a long night inside their homes.
For some, a snowstorm calls for special food.
“No healthy stuff. Just junk food,” said Jack Scaturro.
“I am trying to get healthy stuff, but I have both. Making meatballs tonight, having a fire and going to pick up my wine,” said Rae Mitrow, of Westfield.
There was tons of bread and milk in the store, but the egg shelves were empty — employees working hard to restock popular items as quickly as possible, Sloan reported.
“It’s about as crazy as can be. This is worse than Christmas and Thanksgiving and that’s pretty amazing,” said store employee Keith Morrison.
“They have a lot of fresh produce, it’s the best. They do their business on fresh produce,” said Rahway resident Joan Rothbelle.
In New York City, supermarket shelves were emptying out as shoppers hustled to buy last-minute supplies.
Shopping cart gridlock descended Monday at Fairway Market on the Upper West Side.
The meat shelves were all but bare as customers shoved past one another in a hurry to get what they needed and get home.
One frustrated woman muttered, “I can’t take this.”
Store employees said Fairway was busier than it was even for Christmas.
As 1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria reported, it was hard to find a parking spot at the Waldbaums grocery store in Fresh Meadows, Queens.READ MORE: Halloween Spending Expected To Hit All-Time High As Excitement, Fun Return