Snow Supplies are Hot Item at Hardware Stores

(WRIC) – Even though the snow has
stopped falling, it's still quite a mess in Richmond.

8News anchor Katelyn Sherwood stopped
by a local hardware store where people were grabbing ice melt and shovels.

At Pleasant's Hardware in Richmond,
ice melt is definitely the hot ticket item. Horace Anderson bought six bags for
his church's parking lot.

“It's kind of
powdery but I know it's going to freeze over tonight,” he says.

Store manager Clay Butler says
they got a new shipment of ice melt in yesterday and within minutes it was

“Everyone knows this stuff
is just going to refreeze for the next couple of days and that's what people
are concerned with,” he says. “Once people found out we had it, it went pretty
quick. It was kind of a feeding frenzy as it was going out of here.”

Scrapers and shovels also
went fast. William and Lindsay McFeely were more about having fun than cleaning
up and picked up some sleds before heading to Maymont.

“We used to ride on
flexible flyers when we were growing up and this the brand so we figured
they're extra durable,” William says.

And with two snow storms
back to back, business has been good for the local shop.

“This time of year is
typically our slower time of year and so it's definitely helped business with
the sleds, the shovels and the ice melt.”


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