Northlanders prepare for the winter storm ahead

By KBJR News 1

February 19, 2014 Updated Feb 19, 2014 at 9:41 PM CST

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- The Northland is about to get dumped on again.
With the low pressure system moving in from Colorado and a 90% chance of heavy snow over the next couple days, Northlanders are preparing for the worst.

People aren't wasting time preparing for the snow.

With seven to 14 inches of snow predicted people anticipate being stuck in their homes and they don't want to be without milk, butter and all the other staples of life.

Workers at Super One in West Duluth say it's "been a day."

"It's been insanely busy today," said Leighellen Conley, a cashier at Super One Foods.

Typically when a winter storm blows through people in the Northland prepare to stay inside for days at a time.

And at the grocery store a lot of people were stocking up...

"I got milk, got bread, got some hamburger just in case," said Glenn Dianoski, a Duluthian stocking up for the storm.

"Duluth's made of many hills, you know, so it's better for people when we get eight feet of snow, it's better to stay inside. Stock up today when it's beautiful outside and go home and sit inside tomorrow," said Ahkiem Wainwright Dow, a deli worker at Super One.

While people are stocking up... some also say it's what you would expect.

"It's snow. We live in northern Minnesota... let it come," said Dianoski.

Driving on Thursday could be very difficult.

Many schools have already announced closures and that means hungry kids at home... you have to have something to feed them.

Elsa Robins
erobins@kbjr.com

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