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Shoppers Mob Stores Ahead of Crippling Nor'easter

With more than a foot of snow, coastal flooding and high winds on the horizon shoppers are ready to battle the upcoming nor'easter headed to the tri-state.

As residents along the South Shore of Long Island brace for the nor’easter, some store shelves were at times cleared of milk, bread and eggs. Greg Cergol reports.

Shoppers flocked to stores Monday, grabbing whatever they could to prepare for the monster storm. Lines at Manhattan supermarkets were predictably long; the line for the people waiting to get to into a Trader Joe's in Chelsea wrapped around the block. 

The line of shoppers waiting to get inside a Trader Joe’s supermarket in Chelsea ahead of Tuesday’s storm wrapped around the block.

Shelves were cleared of milk, eggs and bread at a Stop & Shop supermarket in Woodbury, and people mobbed a BJ's store in Valley Stream. In New Jersey, shoppers grabbed up snowmelt and shovels at hardware stores in Leonia and Tenafly.  

At a Lowes store in New Jersey, shovels ran out by Sunday afternoon. Managers said the only reason they still had salt left is because the winter has been mild overall, but they expect more customers tomorrow.

People flood New Jersey stores to prepare for nor’easter. Jen Maxfield Reports.

"We will continue to process and to get down heaters and pumps," said Lowes service manager Robyn McCracken. "Unfortunately, we're out of shovels and we're out of snowblowers but we will get as much salt down and solar salt."

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