With meteorologists calling for some wintry weather, people around the Capital Region are making sure they have all the necessary tools to survive the possible storm. As YNN's Maria Valvanis explains, with a snowy forecast, comes an up-tick in sales at local hardware stores.
CAPTIAL REGION, N.Y. -- It's that time of the year.
"Christmas time!" said Priscilla Wiley.
But on Sunday it wasn't your typical stores seeing an up-tick in business. As people around the Capital Region were trading in their holiday shopping time to buy things a little less glamorous.
"Rock Salt, lots and lots of Rock Salt," said Joel Steinhoff.
It is December in New York, but with forecasters calling for the first real storm of the season expected to start early Monday morning, people said it's better late than never to pick up those last minute winter survival tools.
Cindy Bergheli said, "I just came in here to get my son under armor but I didn't want to dig out the shovel so I bought a new one."
"We got a mad rush for the upcoming storm coming in getting rock salt, shovels, christmas lights," said Steinhoff.
Rob McDonnel said, "Lot of ice melt, a lot of salt, I think we're expecting a lot of rain and that kind of stuff that freezes over night and causes havock in the morning."
Meteorologists said most of the Capital Region can expect waking up to an inch or two of snow. And even though no one we spoke to is actually looking forward to use one of these things, they are keeping in the holiday spirit.
"It wouldn't be Christmas without snow," said Wiley.