Grocery stores busy leading up to heavy snow in Western MA - CBS 3 Springfield - WSHM

Grocery stores busy leading up to heavy snow in Western MA

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WEST SPRINGFIELD, MA (WSHM) -

Before the heavy snow hit Saturday evening, Western Massachusetts residents had one last chance to load up on groceries.

The lines were long at the Big Y on Memorial Avenue, but the shelves were fully stocked.

Store Director Mike Messer told CBS 3 that these kind of days compare to the day before Thanksgiving, which is typically their busiest day of the year.

"People come in and people are really happy to pitch in and work," Messer said. "We just tell everyone to stay cool, be nice to the customers, everybody have some patience. It will be good. It's actually a fun day."

As for the shoppers, you could find them in all areas of the store, including a very busy deli counter.

The folks who ventured into the store on Saturday said they had a good idea of what they were getting into.

"Just try to get in and get out as soon as possible," said Jonathan Chaveri, a West Springfield resident. "It's pretty busy, but [my daughter] likes shopping around."

Messer expected to remain busy until the heavy snow arrived or closed at 10 p.m., whichever came first.

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