Minnesotans Prepare For Winter As First Storm Nears

WCCO | CBS Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – With the first snowfall on the way, people are busy getting their gear ready.

From snow tires to snow boots, Saturday was a busy day of for families going store to store to make sure they have everything they need to be safe for Monday’s storm.

“Today has been crazy,” Guy Still of REI said. “I think everyone’s seen the forecast, and they know the snow is coming, the cold weather’s coming, so everybody is coming in.”

Winter boots, hats, and gloves were flying off the shelves.

“The parking lot was super crowded, and it’s been pretty busy in every little section of the store,” REI customer Megan Benzick of Minneapolis said.

The most popular winter clothing item this year? BOGS, a waterproof winter boot that comes in a number of styles.

Tire shops were busy too, as customers came in droves to get their winter tires.

“Today has been pretty…

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