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Published February 08, 2013, 10:14 PM

Largest snowfall Fargo has seen in nearly 2 years could be coming

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- Everyone is getting ready for what could be the largest snowfall Fargo has seen in nearly 2 years.

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- Everyone is getting ready for what could be the largest snowfall Fargo has seen in nearly 2 years.

Plows are being prepped, store shelves being emptied as customers rush to get the last minute essentials.

Before you get ready to hunker down all weekend, remember tomorrow is supposed to be a rather nice, it's Sunday into Monday that could look like something we haven't seen for awhile.

It has been nearly 23 months, that's nearly 2 years since Fargo saw at least 6 inches of snowfall during a storm. This weekend we could break that quiet streak. Grocery stores today were anything but quiet.

Store managers say a looming storm spikes business by about 25 percent. It forces them to bring in extra employees to help keep shelves stocked.

The hot items -- milk, eggs and bread.

Tim Rhode/Cashwise: "It's a little stressful but we try to add staff. We have a number of experienced cashiers who can help us through times like this, a good management group that can help us weather the storm so to speak."

Doug Vanyo/Cashwise: We just like to keep our spirits up, you know, keep the staff smiling, interact with the customers as best we can.

For those who have to be out during the storm -- this video is for you.

Fully loaded brine bins at the DOT ready to help keep you on the road.

A mild winter leaves the department stocked up on all items, and they'll have the manpower ready to use it.

Troy Gilbertson/ND DOT: "I got people on call all day, you know, Sunday and through the night. We'll hit it hard and go after it and do our best."

Here's a good reminder that outside of town things aren't perfect this evening. Several accidents were reported in the northern valley. Including this rollover about a mile north of Manvel. Blowing snow is causing black ice. Some of that will stick around tomorrow morning.

But no need to cancel any plans for tomorrow, even Sunday morning looks decent as of now.

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