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8:41 PM, Feb 11, 2014   |    comments
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GAINESVILLE, Ga. - With concerns about power outages, one grocery store in Hall County is taking steps to preserve its inventory.

The roads were busy Tuesday - mainly with shoppers getting their last minute supplies in before the main thrust of the storm's fury sets in.

J&J Foods said Monday was one of the busiest days of the year, given all the preparations for the storm. They received another shipment of perishable goods Tuesday - milk, eggs and other goods.

They are taking extra steps to protect frozen and refrigerated foods, including putting plastic up over those sections. The idea is to help conserve the cooler air in the event of a power outage.

"We're covering the racks, getting ready for any sort of power loss," said Emily Williams. "If we need to longer than that, we have a tractor-trailer backed up to the back so that we can we can move frozen food, dairy onto that and keep it cold."

Hall County authorities are telling everyone to be off the roads by 8 p.m.

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