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Vermonters prepare for ice storm

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Vermonters tried to prepare for the ice storm before it hit.

"We have the ice storm coming and we need to be prepared," said Shelly Cunningham of Swanton.

With the potential for tens of thousands of people across our region losing power during the ice storm, shoppers were getting ready.

"We picked up a few things some milk and things just in case we lose our power," said Catherine Beauregard of Fairfield.

At the Walmart in St. Albans people were stocking up, preparing to shelter at home, possibly for a few days.

"[I'm] trying to get my Christmas stuff done. I'll have my wrapping to do while all that's going on," said Melissa Miller of Bakersfield.

Usually people are spending this weekend doing some last minute holiday shopping. However, today they were doing some last minute shopping for much needed supplies.

"We've been selling a lot of generators a lot of lanterns, especially rock salt. [We've] been going through a lot of rock salt," said Nate Perry of Aubuchon Hardware. "Windshield washer fluid, anti-freeze. You name it, we sold it. It's been pretty steady today."

St. Albans was predicted to be right in the path of the storm. Local hardware stores and grocery stores were trying to keep their shelves stocked, while the gas stations were seeing customers coming in to top off their tanks.

"They're pretty good up around here. They get right on it and they work together. All the communities come together they're pretty good about it," said Miller.

Shelly Cunningham was stocking piling on gas just in case. However, she worried that lines would start forming at the pump if power went out.

Vermonters are getting more to be prepared as a potentially dangerous storm rolls through the region.

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