The Playland Market is bustling with activity, but not much more than normal, clerks there said. Customers are stocking up on wood and gas, preparing for a power outage, but hoping for the best.
“We better not lose power,” Wainwright Road resident Lorraine Lombardo said before looking through a pile of rock salt at the entry way of Playland Market.
“I think over night will be the worst, but we would be home anyway,” Lombardo said.
Outside the store, Milton Point resident Richard Neiman was picking up wood after he had already stocked up on gas, batteries and other storm supplies, and was a little nervous about a potential power outage.
“At Milton Point a lot of trees could come down, so we worry about wires falling,” Neiman said.
Residents with kids finished up last minute preparations after picking up children at early dismissal and heading home to be snowed in with the family. Alastair Murdoch filled his minivan with gas at the market and had already picked up his children and stocked up on food staples.
“We are going to hunker down now,” he said. “The kids were worried school would be cancelled because then the snow day would cut into their spring break,” Murdoch said. Both Rye and Blind Brook school districts were dismissed early today, which saved the districts from having to use the snow day.
The kids want to go sledding, but the snow, hail and wind are already heavy so Murdoch said that would wait until tomorrow.
Expect to see a lot of children zipping down the hills at Whitby Castle, other golf clubs and Hicks avenue tomorrow. Today, they are most likely enjoying hot chocolate and movies near the fireplace at home.
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