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Shoppers rushing to grocery stores ahead of snow, Super Bowl

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Eastern Iowans were bracing for one of the largest snow storms we've seen this winter -- and also getting stocked up for Super Bowl Sunday.

"Perfect storm, you know," said shopper Steven Crossett. "Super Bowl and winter storm, so everybody's converging all at once, and I spend 45 minutes in the line there."

It was a madhouse, as shoppers were rushing in and out at the Coralville Hy-Vee trying to beat the snow and get their last-minute meals for Super Bowl Sunday.

"I'm actually excited for the snow, I like snow," said shopper Andrea Taylor. "I don't mind the snow at all, but it's a little crazy in conjunction with Super Bowl Sunday, I guess."

We spoke with several shoppers leaving the store like Carissa Untiedt, who says she's never seen anything like it.

"When I pulled up, there was nowhere to park," said Untiedt. "Then I got in and there were no carts, so we were waiting in line for carts -- there was a line of people waiting for carts. Trying to maneuver around everybody -- it was just crazy."

This winter storm is expected to dump 9-10 inches in some parts of eastern Iowa, so some shoppers wanted to just get the necessities.

"Every time it snows, I run out of toilet paper," said shopper Barbara Conklin-Andreski.

Conklin-Andreski got inside Hy-Vee just in time because as day turned into night and a few hours passed, it began to snow.

"I wanted to beat the storm, but I think everybody else did too," said Taylor.

The rain that fell Saturday afternoon before changing completely over the snow, prevented crews from pre-treating the pavement with salt because the rain would wash off the streets.

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