If you need to salt or shovel your walk you might want to hit the hardware store now.
Outlets across the region say they’re running low on both sidewalk salt and snow shovels.
Aileen Henderson with Vancouver’s Gandy’s hardware says customers have nearly exhausted their supplies.
“Pretty much coming right in, asking for it right away. We do have it right by the door, but yes, about 85 per cent of customers today have been coming in looking for snow shovels or ice melter.”
She says people looking to buy equipment should do it now rather than later.
“We are currently running very low – we do still have a little bit, but we are suggesting that you come in now to get it if you need it. We do still have a little bit of snow shovels too, but again running low.”
Major retailers like Home Depot and Rona also say they’re running low on salt, and in some cases running out of shovels completely.