||Tippah County residents prepare for weekend weather
RIPLEY, Miss. (WTVA) — The threat of wintry precipitation meant a trip to the grocery store for dozens of Ripley residents on Friday, including Mary Luster and her daughter Denise.
"I got some bread, and I got me some orange juice, and I’m about to get some milk," said Mary Luster.
Mary Luster says she is getting prepared just in case the weather produces dangerous road conditions, but Denise Luster says, "My mother thinks it’s going to freeze over, but for me, unfortunately, I don’t think so."
Assistant store manager Bobby Walker says after sales nearly doubled on Thursday, he expected things to slow down Friday. But the nearly empty shelves on the bread aisle tell another story.
"We were full earlier," said Walker.
Store workers say things like fried chicken, cheese and deli meat are also going quickly.
Shopper Martha Crawford came in with the typical list of bread, milk and eggs but says if the weather doesn’t cause her to have to hibernate this weekend, she and her family will eat it next week whether they get iced in or not