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Yakima, WA - Imagine watching the Super Bowl without chips, soda, or beer.
The store manager at Wray's Thriftway say it's a little early to panic, but they are still waiting on some items that the average football fan is used to enjoying on Super Bowl Sunday.
Products like tortilla chips, beer and wine, and coke products, all normally get delivered tomorrow.
But with the pass closed and for who knows how long, those deliveries may not be on time.
"People tend to want to like to gather up the necessities and hit you pretty hard and fast," says Mark Lockbeam of Wray's Thriftway.
Despite all the snow in the mountains, the sun has been shining in the Yakima Valley all day.
Lockbeam says that definitely helped prevent a mad rush to grab everything off the shelves, and the short lines at the checkout seemed to back that up.
"We'll have everything everybody needs to have a good time at the super bowl," says Lockbeam.
The DOT says the pass could remain closed at least through the morning, but Lockbeam says he's not concerned at the moment because there are still alternate routes.
"If we're gonna get nervous it would be because the Yakima Valley would get a heavy dumping of snow in just a matter of hours."
Lockbeam says even if they have to deal with delays that are several hours or more tomorrow, the Super Bowl shopping rush doesn't usually start until Saturday.