INDIANAPOLIS, IN (FOX 59) – Hoosiers are preparing for a late snowfall; some of them are buying leftover supplies at hardware stores.
“People dream of spring. It’s not quite here -yet,” Aaron Pyritz said.
Pyritz is the floor supervisor at White’s Ace Hardware store in Nora. They have moved their shovels and sleds into a storage room, but there are 11 cases of ice melt up front. That merchandise is next to their spring merchandise.
”It’s still weird especially after last year when, you know, at this point we were rolling carts of fertilizer out the door all day long,” Pyritz said.
Pyritz said people stopped by the store to get last minute items before Sunday.
”There’s still a lot of people getting prepared. People getting smart plugs for snow blowers and getting generators and stuff ready too,” Pyritz said.
Meanwhile, companies like Circle City Outdoors were forced to convert their landscaping trucks back to salt trucks. Mike Vincent works for the company. He said they have their snow removal trucks ready as well.
”You (can) never predict mother nature. She’ll do it to you every time when you think she’s not,” Vincent said.
Vincent said it has been a while since they have done this type of work late in March.
“(It was) two years ago when we had the ice storm. (Do you) remember that? Yeah, that kind (of) kicked our butts,” Vincent said.
INDOT crews will begin pre-treating their roads at 4 a.m. Sunday. DPW said crews begin pre-treating city roads at 11 p.m. Saturday.
Pyritz hopes this will be the last snowfall of the season.
”We’ll be in real bad shape, if people are looking for ice melt later ’cause we gotta order a whole truck load to get more in,” Pyritz said.