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Stores Have Little Supplies Left To Fight Wintry Weather

BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Just when you thought it was safe to put away the snow shovel, Mother Nature throws a curve ball.

Another wintry blast is on the way.

Some stores are sold out of snow shovels for the season and they don't plan to order any more.

The Lowe's store in Bethlehem is not thinking about water in the form of ice. Employees are trying to keep the spring plants hydrated.

"At some point we say, 'Okay, that is pretty much it,'" said Jim Dietz, manager of the seasonal section of Lowe's. "We start setting up for our spring stuff. bringing in the flowers, the mulch, and stuff like that."

The only winter-related items at the store are two pallets of ice melt and a snow blower.

Customers like Alida Rivera don't even want to think about snow, especially after buying a basket full of perennials.

"I'm not ready for any more snow," said Rivera. "There's not going to be any more snow. According to me, there's not going to be any more snow."

"I'm a golfer,:" said Greg Zebrowski. "I like to do yard work and I just can't believe this. It's time to maybe consider moving to a warmer climate."

People said they would rather be trading the snow blower for a riding mower. And store managers said no snow would help them make more money.

"A storm really kind of hurts us," said Dietz. "It really sets us back, depending on how much snow we actually get."

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