North Okaloosa residents prepare for potential snow day


Dina Scott and her son Branden select movies from the Red Box machine outside the Crestview Winn-Dixie for their "snow day party."

BRIAN HUGHES / News Bulletin
Published: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 07:51 PM.

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."

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