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Shoppers cram stores to grab supplies before storm hits

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -

Did you head to the grocery store Thursday? A lot of Siouxlanders did to prepare for the winter weather.

The National Weather Service says Sioux City could wind up with five inches of snow as another system crosses the area. It could make travel tough, a concern that's got folks heading to grocery stores to gather supplies.

At Target, managers say their customer numbers go up when winter weather turns rough.

"I'd say it's more than normal. It's a busier time. Everyone's stocking up to make sure they've got all the necessities ready before the storm hits," said Assistant Manager Ben Nicholas.

That's what brought Tracey Althaus out.

"Get stocked up before the big storm. Grab some of these essentials," said Althaus. Inside her cart, a mixed bag of rations. "Canned goods, paper towels, nuts," said Althaus.

One of the things on everybody's list, milk.

"By far. Milk is by far the most popular one," said Nicholas.

Yep, milk. It seems to be a standard. But what makes this pasteurized potion so popular when winter weather appears? Some don't really know.

"I don't know, guess you got to have it for breakfast," said Barb Lee.

Blake Anderson bought two gallons of the white stuff. One is all for his ten-month-old daughter.

"Used to not really do it so much for myself and my wife. It's mostly now that we've got a little one to take care of. Everything, mostly, revolves around her now," said Anderson.

Folks here have stocked up, and checked out as Siouxland becomes snowland.

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