Long lines form at Texas grocery stores as food demand soars amid historic storm
Written by kslmadmin on February 17, 2021
Hundreds of people braved brutally cold weather to line up outside an H-E-B grocery store in Austin on Tuesday as shops struggled to stay open amid supply chain and electricity problems, according to FOX 7.
“As long as I can eat in the next couple days, that’s all I really need,” one shopper told the station.
Meanwhile, workers at The Randalls Steiner Ranch shop in Austin said power outages have caused food to spoil and the shop to scale back hours, according to KXAN.
“It’s pretty picked over, and we had an issue with our freezers not being able to keep things cool,” said one employee of The Randalls, where a line snaked around the block. “There were some things that weren’t able to get sold, so that compounded the issues.”
“I’m just trying to stock up on supplies that I think I’ll need until this is over,” Austin resident Ryan Lerma told the Austin American-Statesman. “I’m just trying to get essentials.”
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