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FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Ill. (KSDK) - Store shelves are starting to look a little bare in spots shoppers are getting an early start stocking up for some possible snow days.

Michael Meyer was part of the crowd Friday night at the Schnuck's store in Fairview Heights, Illinois. He wants nothing to do with what Mother Nature has planned for the next few days.

"I'm planning on avoiding being outside as much as I can possibly be," Meyer said.

And people across the area are bracing for a brutal start to next week.

"I didn't know how bad it was going to be. So we just came to get some things for us and the kids," Devoshia Gray said.

Shopper Gwen Wolfe is worried her kids are going to be stuck at home.

"Eight to ten inches of snow? And then it's too cold to sled," Wolfe said.

That's why shoppers are checking things off their lists early. But staples like milk and bread are going fast.

But the store manager tells NewsChannel 5 delivery trucks will arrive Saturday to help restock the shelves.

And once he's all stocked up and snowed in James Midgett knows exactly how he'll pass the time.

"We'll be stuck probably just watching movies. That's it."

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