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.
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.
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.
"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."