Got your milk & bread? Knoxville stores selling supplies fast

By: Liz Tedone
By: Liz Tedone

Knoxville (WVLT) It's almost comical, but often times during the threat of snow or ice, there's a run on milk, bottled water, and bread at the store.

Volunteer TV's Liz Tedone has more.

Grocery traffic has been steady for the past hour.

We went inside to check out the bread and milk supply.

Obviously there are some bare spots on the shelf.

There are five lines at the checkout, up to five people deep at times.

Perhaps a sign that snow is in the forecast.

Managers here say they're beefing up the staff.

Debbie Manning with the Fresh Market says, "so we can get everybody in and out. We have a manager working up front, and we have another cashier coming in as well."

The Fresh Market closes at nine.

At this point, managers say they do not plan to close early, although it will be snowing when their employees leave.


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  • by Ian Location: Maryville on Jan 16, 2008 at 11:48 PM
    To funny how people over-react to inclement weather here. Even if it snowed a foot, how long would you be snowed in? Don't tell me you couldn't survive four or five days with just the supplies currently in your kitchen? I know it's best to have twelve loaves of bread and four gallons of milk on hand in case the state closes down for a day. How do they do it in Alaska. If they had the same mentality as here, I would move there tomorrow and open a Food Lion or Kroger store. I'd be able to retire after two winters. Too funny!
  • by John Location: Riceville on Jan 16, 2008 at 07:03 PM
    ROFL!!!! Who cares about Bread and Milk!!! All you need is Beer and Cigs!!! =D

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