Residents, stores prepping supplies for snow

CROMWELL, Conn. (WTNH) — As people double down on supplies, the rocks-salt and shovels and snow removal equipment, they have a plan. For Ron Direnzo from Cromwell, it means being ready for the worst of Mother Nature.

“I’m hoping this weekend, before the storm hits, to get my snowblower running. She does the work because I work for the state and will be out plowing if it hits,” said Direnzo.

That means his wife, Pam, will be out with the snowblower and shovel.

“I am hoping we don’t get very much of it because I’m not looking forward to snow-blowing,” she said.

That also means taking care of your back and your heart. With a heavy wet snow, take smaller shovelfuls and longer breaks in between. Just ask Jim Tracy.

“I shoveled last year and I had a little heart attack, so I can’t shovel anymore, so I’m buying this for my wife,” said Tracy.

Lowe’s Home-Improvement store has an emergency plan of their own. They start sending truckloads of supplies into the ares that will be hardest hit, even before the first flakes start to fly.

Louis Nunez from the Cromwell store says people tend to wait to the last minute, anyway.

“We react and start getting more gas cans and snowblowers into the building, more rock-salt, so the company actually reacts real quick to supply the community,” he said.

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