GALLERY: Root Cellar shoppers prepare for storm

Monday, January 31, 2011 | 8:09 p.m. CST; updated 8:21 p.m. CST, Monday, January 31, 2011
Marie Dickerson purchases groceries at the Root Cellar downtown on Broadway on Monday. Dickerson plans to spend the snow day Tuesday baking with her two children. "We have all the baking supplies we need," she said, after shopping.

With a blizzard drawing near, consumers headed to the Root Cellar to purchase groceries and other supplies.


Root Cellar employee Ian Cole weighs apples during a rush on Monday. Many Columbia residents headed to the store to stock up on groceries in anticipation of a paralyzing snowstorm.
Ben Dickerson, 5, rushes up the stairs from the Root Cellar with a bag of groceries on Monday. Ben said he knew Tuesday would be a snow day. "I hope I get to get in my Snuggie," he said.
Marie Dickerson and daughter Elsa, 8, shop for groceries downtown at the Root Cellar. After Marie had heard that other stores were running out of milk and eggs, she decided to stock up. Marie and her children plan on spending the snow day baking and doing arts and crafts. "We have all the baking supplies we need," she said.

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