BANGOR - Shovels, batteries, and flashlights. Oh my! Mainers are gearing up for the upcoming ice storm by heading to local hardware stores.
"It's been a steady stream all day long, nonstop through the door. People looking for ice melts, lamp oil, propane, anything they think that will get through the ice," says Brent Hopkins, the manager of Broadway Hardware.
Sheldon Hartstone, the manager of Fairmount Hardware adds, "This is the first storm I think people are concerned and they are getting prepared."
But one item in particular is heading the quickest off the shelves - ice melts.
Although everyone is focused on melting the ice with salt, remember to stock up on other necessary items.
"Basically, to get out of your home you need to have shovels to get out of your house and also for lights you need to have batteries, a back up of that," says Hartstone.
Don't fret if you realize you may be missing something, store managers say their shelves will be fully stocked with supplies.
Jaclyn Cangro joined WVII ABC 7 and WFVX Fox 22 in September of 2013. She was raised in suburban New York and graduated cum laude from Emerson College with a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism in 2013.
While at Emerson, she won the 2012 New England Emmy Award for Best College Newscast as co-executive producer. She was also nationally ranked by the Sportscasters Talent Agency of America (STAA) as one of the Top 20 Sports Broadcasters in the country, being one of two females on the list.
When not on the air, she enjoys watching and rooting for the New York Mets and New England Patriots.
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