More snow, more cold leading to winter burnout
MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Heavy snow is once again forecast to blanket Racine and Kenosha counties.
Residents in the area say they've had enough winter this season.
"Saturday afternoon about 4:30," said Parkside True Value Manager Dirk Petersen, explaining when his last shovel sold.
"The guy called me and said, can you reserve it for me?" said Petersen.
Petersen said he's out of snowblowers too, and the salt on the shelves is all that's left for now. He said people have been stocking up well in advance for these storms.
"It's been so consistently bad, they've been prepping early, and that's a good thing," said Petersen.
There's a similar story one county north, at Kortendick Ace Hardware. Snowblowers have been hard to keep in stock, but we found a few shovels and Dan Pederson buying salt.
"Got to keep up with all the driveways and sidewalks and keep everything clear," said Pederson.
He said it's been rough these last few weeks.
"A little bit of the cold and the snow and back to the cold and back and forth," said Pederson.
Meanwhile at the grocery store, Joyce Caldwell was buying a few extra groceries.
"Extra water, milk, juice, and breakfast food," said Caldwell.
She's hunkering down, and has an important day circled on her calendar.
"March 14 is spring, so its coming, we're looking forward to that," said Caldwell.
And if you're looking for a sled once this storm blows past, good luck.
"Sleds were consumed the first snow storm, never ever got back in stock. Our wholesaler cannot keep up with that," said Petersen.