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Stores Busy With First Snow Storm

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This weekends storm sent many rushing to the hardware store to buy what they needed to clear the snow.

One business in Bismarck was ready for those who weren't ready for the first winter storm of the season.

With temperatures still in the 40's and 50's last week it was hard to find anyone buying shovels or snow blowers.

"We were selling lawn mowers last week, we were still selling winterizer fertilizer and things like that, people were still doing fall and even summer things, but we went in a day, just switched over," Jeff Hintz said.

For those who weren't ready for the sudden change in weather, they found themselves without a shovel, or a working snow blower.

"When that first storm happens everybody goes out, and then it's the first time they start the snow blower, or try to and it doesn't start, they realize they can't find the shovel or the sidewalk salt, or anything they had from last year," Hintz said.

While stores have been busy with all of those who weren't ready for the snow, we found one homeowner who was prepared.

"It's something that we look forward to, and I got them ready at the end of the year, so that it was ready to go in the fall," Sandy Sunga said.

Just like Sandy Sunga, stores were prepared.

"We plan ahead, we have it all ready to go, they all have oil in the machines, we don't put gas in until somebody buys them, but they're assembled and ready to run out the door, we were ready for it," Hintz said.

Ready for whatever mother nature, blows their way.

Speaking of being prepared, Hintz says that while the shelves are stocked with inventory for the winter season, Monday they received their first SPRING shipment of Weber grills.

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