New Jersey residents head to the supermarket for last-minute Thanksgiving supplies

Many went to the store early to beat large crowds and overnight weather.

Jim Murdoch

Nov 21, 2023, 10:34 PM

Updated 208 days ago

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The supermarkets are expected to be busy Tuesday night and Wednesday as a storm impacts most of New Jersey.
Light rain began falling around 2 p.m. Tuesday with the worst coming in the early morning hours. 
Shoppers at the ACME Market in Wall Township say they came out early to beat the weather and the crowds. 
“I heard it’s going to be really bad and mom needed a few things. So, being 92, yes it’s the only store she shops in,” said Susan Sganga, of Brick Township. 
“I am trying to beat the people. And it doesn’t seem that crowded now so that’s good,” said Teri Aniello of Brick Township. 
The weather did not pose any traveling issues on the roads in Ocean County during the daylight hours but that could change as rain and wind are both expected to pick up. 
"Toms River has 450 miles of municipal roads and when you tack on county and state it’s over 600 miles of roadway just in the township. Typically, whenever there’s a flooding threat, they’re out cleaning off basin tops, jet vac the drainage systems,” said Louis Amoruso, director of Toms River Public Works.
JCP&L will have extra tree service crews on standby. JCP&L Spokesperson Chris Hoenig recommends having your cell phone and batteries fully charged. If the power goes out, Hoenig says a fully stocked freezer and refrigerator will hold cold temperatures longer than an empty one. Hoenig warns residents to not open the doors unless necessary.


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