BYHALIA, Mississippi – The possibility of snow closing schools and sending people to the grocery store and their local hardware store for supplies.
Byhalia Hardware had prepared a palette of melted ice for customers before winter.
Bill Mason, however, stopped by the store to purchase a propane wall heater for his mother’s house.
“If the power goes out, it won’t have heat. So it will work even without electricity, ”Mason said.
The Reed Market next door was also busy. Twice as busy as a normal Wednesday.
Buyers told us they collect bread and other essentials in case they can’t get out due to the snow.
“We just have snacks and stuff. We already had meat so we had snacks, ”said Lakenya Ashley.
Lakenya Ashley will need these snacks as she will be virtual learning for the rest of the week.
Marshall County was one of the first school districts to cancel in-person learning due to the weather. School leaders said they had also seen an increase in the number of sick students.
“I kind of knew it was going to happen,” Jilisa Powell said.
Jilisa Powell has three children who will stay at home and says prevention is always better than cure.
“Because I really don’t know what it’s going to look like,” she said.
The students are a little disappointed not to have a traditional snow day.
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