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Stores, People Brace for March Snowstorm

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Erie's had a few sunny and spring-like days, but temperatures are dropping quickly. A snowstorm is brewing, and it's not going to be pretty.

Local businesses and people are preparing for the oncoming storm.
     
Last weekend, TruValue Hardware on Liberty Street decided to pack up their winter supplies and bring out the spring gear. 

"We figured we hopefully saw the last of the snow, but it looks like we're going to see some more. We put away most of our salt and shovels but it looks like we're going to have to pull them back out," said Tim Earll, manager. 

People are also bracing for the blizzard along with a blast of bitter cold, and wind. 

"I made a trip out of the house this evening to make sure I had butter and milk for the kids' breakfast and to fill up my gas tank," said Bobbi Kingen, who was buying supplies at KMart in Erie. "I really don't need fuel-line freeze up," she said.

Citizens, concerned about fuel freezing in mid March. Even kids think that the snow is getting old.

 "Well, it's just that I'm getting tired of some of the blizzards going on. I just really want it to dry up so I can go golfing with my dad," said Steven Consel, age 9. 

One silver lining to this extra snow? It may help Erie hold on to the lead for snowiest city in America. After enduring this brutal winter, hopefully, this city can emerge with that snow globe title. 

WICU/WSEE Chief Meteorologist Geoff Cornish predicts 5-10 inches of snow to heading our way. That's after Erie gets an onslaught of rain, which will turn into freezing rain by Wednesday morning. 

 

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