INDIANAPOLIS - Long lines and bare shelves -- that's what frantic shoppers encountered Saturday at grocery stores in central Indiana as Hoosiers loaded up on supplies ahead of a winter storm and following brutal cold.
Pictures poured in to RTV6 through email and social media from shoppers who were shocked to see little if any meat, milk, bread and produce left on store shelves.
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The run on food was a clear sign that Hoosiers were taking the dire forecast of up to a foot of snow followed by temperatures of 15 below zero seriously.
Large crowds had already flooded Meijer stores in the Indianapolis area Friday as the stores gave away some of the Indianapolis Colts tickets they had purchased so a TV blackout would be avoided.
By early in the morning Saturday, many of the Meijer stores were already running low or were out of numerous supplies.
More large crowds on Saturday exacerbated the situation.
By early Sunday morning, with the storm encroaching on Indiana, store parking lots were largely empty, with Hoosiers settling in for days of winter's wrath.