CRESTVIEW National Weather Service predictions call for a half-inch of ice accumulation as residents throughout the north county prepare for the un-Florida-like weather.


CRESTVIEW National Weather Service predictions call for a half-inch of ice accumulation as residents throughout the north county prepare for the un-Florida-like weather.



The Crestview Winn-Dixie was busier than usual with customers stocking up on groceries.



"It's been like this all day," customer service supervisor Vanessa McDaniel said. "It's not on the level of a hurricane but pretty busy."



Assistant store manager Alex Pfeiffer said customers were particularly shopping for "the normal stuff you'd buy for a hurricane. They've been buying a lot of dairy and bread."



Business was brisk at the self check-out registers, with a line of patient shoppers waiting as their neighbors rang up their groceries.



On the dairy aisle, stock clerk James Foley replenished gaps in the milk inventory even as Elsie Hallman and her grandchildren, who had the day off from school, picked up two gallons.



"We're not panicking," Hallman said. "We're just being prepared. We have movies to watch so we're ready."



Lisa Mullins and her daughter Bethany, 12, grabbed a container of deli chicken wings, a case of Mountain Dew and a package of microwavable popcorn through the scanner.



The supplies were for their "snow day party," Mullins said.



Others prepared to hunker down inside as well. Outside the store, Dina Scott and her son Branden selected films from the Red Box vending machine to watch Tuesday evening.



"It's for our snow day," Dina Scott said, laughing.



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