Columbia Stores Selling Out of Winter Weather Supplies

4 years 3 months 2 weeks ago Tuesday, February 04 2014 Feb 4, 2014 Tuesday, February 04, 2014 2:33:00 PM CST February 04, 2014 in News
By: Mihir Bhagat, KOMU 8 News Reporter

COLUMBIA - Tuesday's winter storm means winter weather supplies are in high demand.

Items like shovels, salt, sandbags are selling out at several Columbia stores. KOMU 8 News went to Walmart on West Broadway and Hyvee on West Broadway. Both said they were sold out of the essentials. Lowe's on Conley Road said it was short on some items or completely sold out.

Westlake Ace Hardware in West Worley Street had a full stock of the winter weather essentials Tuesday afternoon.

"We're pretty much stocked up right now but I haven't heard that anywhere else around town," Westlake Ace Hardware manager Justin Myers-Webb said.

Meyers-Webb said the store has a full stock of calcium chloride and potassium chloride - both types of salt.

"Westlake is the only place that had anything that I needed today [Tuesday]," Westlake customer Michael Hartman said. "They're the only once who had ice melt and are definitely the only ones who had any sandbags left."

Hartman said he went to Walmart but couldn't find what he needed. 

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