Just like most of the south, where major snow events aren’t an everyday occurrence, grocery shelves quickly empty of staple items like milk and bread, sometimes even eggs.
This week has been no different, with massive lines forming at local grocery stores as early as Sunday night, with residents stocking up in preparation for the winter storm that hit Sampson Tuesday and is predicted to continue through Thursday.
A store manager at Piggly Wiggly’s Shamrock Plaza said Tuesday afternoon that they had restocked their shelves with milk earlier in the day, but by 4 p.m. just about all of it was gone. There was no bread to be found.
It was the same at other grocery and retail outlets across the county, where bread and milk became scarce early, and even restocks didn’t last that long.
For those still in need of items, below is a list of some area businesses that have one or the other of those staple products:
Piggly Wiggly: Jordan Shopping Center: Milk available, no bread
Piggly Wiggly, Shamrock: Some milk; no bread
Food Lion, Clinton: Milk and bread by Thursday
Wal-Mart, Clinton: Bread available: milk getting low
Piggly Wiggly, Garland: Milk; low on bread
Dollar General, Roseboro: low on milk, bread
Piggly Wiggly, Roseboro: low on milk, bread