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Shoppers stock up on supplies for arctic blast

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MARATHON COUNTY (WAOW) - Some customers hit the stores early Sunday to stock up on supplies for the incoming arctic blast.

"Just some stuff to make some fajitas," said Travis Buck of Brokaw.

"We're out running some errands and we thought we should have enough to make a few dinners,” said Laura Walters of Wausau. “So we don't have to worry about grocery shopping the next couple of days."

"Just doing my weekly grocery shopping and of course trying to get out tomorrow before the cold," said Sarah Sulzer of Mosinee.

Despite the crowds and long lines, some customers found just what they were looking for.

"I'm finding everything that we need,” said Buck. “We've been looking at other things throughout the week too and nothing really looks like it's getting sold out right now."

Others weren't so lucky.

"We couldn't find any fresh chicken here so looks like it's sold out," said Walters.

"The chicken is sold out here, so we had to make some changes," said Sulzer.

Still, store managers at IGA in Rib Mountain are seeing a surge of customers. They say there's a trend of what people are looking for.

"A lot of the essentials like milk, bread and eggs," said Steve Longstorf, the store's frozen food manager.

Even though the essentials are selling fast, store managers say there's plenty left. They're doing the best they can to keep those shelves stocked with this rush of shoppers.

"We try to keep everything filled that people need and what people are going to need if they're going to stay home," said Longstorf.

Many say that's exactly what they'll do during this arctic blast.

Managers at IGA also say despite the frigid temperatures, they're still getting regular shipments of supplies to the store.

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