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Grocery Stores Stormed & Cold Weather Shelter Open As Winter Weather Approaches

With the fearful forecast and so many worried about roads like Interstate-20 getting slick, many are preparing to stay in doors for at least the next 36 to 48 hours and that means they need supplies.

WEST MONROE -- With the fearful forecast and so many worried about roads like Interstate-20 getting slick, many are preparing to stay in doors for at least the next 36 to 48 hours and that means they need supplies. 

"O.K. I better get ready for this. It could be serious," says Faith Robinson at Brookshire's in West Monroe. 

She's stocking up on groceries with worries about winter weather.

"My line is out in the aisle," says Robinson. 

Brookshire's staff say many had the same plan. Managers say it was busier than just before Christmas.

"Course it's good for business, but it's not ordinary," says Robby Otwell, Brookshire's assistant manager. 

"When we think in terms of cold weather we think of running to the grocery story, but there are people living under the Louisville and Endom bridges," says West Monroe Community Center Director Julia Wilhite.  

The community center, at 400 S. 5th Street, is open as a cold weather shelter. It can house upwards to 300 people. Marbles Community Center, at 2950 Renwick Street, is also open in Monroe. 

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