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Rush to buy winter gear at Spokane stores

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

With the latest round of snow Sunday, a lot of people spent their day stocking up on the latest winter weather gear at local stores.

Many admitted that they waited until the last minute to get winter supplies, but some said it's better late than never.

"We moved up here in the middle of March this past year and right after the last big snow. So now we're adjusting back to the great Pacific Northwest. All my friends in Arizona keep saying how cold it is there at 50 degrees and I keep saying 'No it's snowing and it's really cold here.' So now we got to get stocked back up on all our cold weather gear," said shopper Katie Anderson.

Along with shovels and car brushes, ice melter was one of the most popular items. Robert Zink bought a few bags so his tenants don't slip.

"I do this every year. keep the sidewalks clear, keep a path to the parking lot for them," said Zink.

For some, it was a late rush to the store for winter supplies. The snow means it's finally time to get prepared for what Mother Nature has in store.

"(It's) a little bit odd. Usually we got a lot more a lot sooner, but you know it's one of those things they guarantee there's going to be snow sometime every year," said Zink.

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