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Snow brings traffic into hardware stores

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YAKIMA--The snow is bringing in traffic to hardware stores.

KNDO went to Ace Hardware in Yakima Wednesday, and we found that shovels to clear snow, salt to de-ice sidewalks, and sand to weigh down rear-wheel drive cars are all selling well.

The store's owner told us people typically wait until the first significant snowfall to stock up.

It's a day he looks forward to.

"It's good for business, most hardware stores are kind of disaster prone anyways," Brad Christianson said.  "If it's too hot, too cold, too rainy, too snowy, any of the too's are good for our business."

It's the same story at our local Lowes and Home Depot stores. Managers at each store tell us items like snow blowers and space heaters are selling.