Snow supplies selling fast following storms

WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) – Snow supplies are selling fast as Rhode Islanders continue to dig out of a winter that has brought several feel of snow to Southern New England.

In Warwick, the manager of Ace Hardware told Eyewitness News that a shipment of roof rakes sold out in 30 minutes this week. It’s gotten to a point that homeowners are pre-ordering the rakes.

Asked if he ever thought he’d have to wait to buy a roof rake, Art Dockry from Warwick said, “no, I didn’t think I’d have to a foot of snow of the roof either.”

Dockry said he has about eight inches of snow on his roof and it has to come off to prevent damage to his home.

“It’s either that or move to Florida,” he said. “Right now it’s a tossup.”

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