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Gearing up for the snow

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

The General Store in Spokane is buzzing with activity this weekend. Because winter decided it couldn't wait any longer "It's pandemonium throughout here. Yes it is, "said store manager Berrand Valengen.

And the checkout lanes have been stocked with customers  "We've had all five registers just considerably busy consistently for the last 24 hours," Valengen added.

Tire stores this morning, were also seeing long lines as drivers get ready to install their winter tires. But shovels, snow scrapers, and deicer is in high demand as Spokane braces for the first measurable snow of the season. Just ask Kim Orlob, "We were a little surprised yesterday when we got a pretty good amount of snow at our house, and of course, the kids were knocking on the door to play outside first thing this morning."

 Boots, gloves, and hats are some of the hot clothing items that customers like Kim are picking up "We're here getting new snow pants and boots."

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