Salt and snow blowers selling out fast ahead of ‘potentially historic’ blizzard

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NEW JERSEY (PIX11) -- With blizzard-like conditions and upwards of 2 feet of snow expected Monday night into Tuesday, shoppers say stores are selling out of salt and supplies early.

"This is my third stop," Al Ross said.

Ross spent the morning looking for salt, and finally found it at the Home Depot in Clifton. Lyndhurst resident Frank Andruchowitz wasn't so lucky.

"I came to get a snow blower. They were sold out from 8 o'clock this morning," Andruchowitz said.

Beyond the basics -- salt, shovel, snowblower -- resident should also be prepared to be indoors for a few days, possibly without power.

"I'm picking up the fake logs to keep warm in case I loose my power," said Audrey Librizzi.

She says she'd rather be prepared, after losing heat for days during Superstorm Sandy.

"With a snow like that, you never know, so you gotta get yourself prepared," said another shopper.

The Red Cross recommends buying three days worth of non-perishable food and water ahead of any major winter storm.

Residents should have at least one gallon of water per person per day. Also, stock up on batteries, flashlights and a first aid kit. Pets should be brought inside. And don't forget to stock up on any essential medications, ideally you want a seven-day supply.

For a complete list on how to get prepared, click here to visit the Red Cross' website for a full safety checklist.