No one is more popular than a loaf of bread in an ice storm. Call it the prom queen of the grocery store.
That’s something that plenty of Texans realized Monday night, as they prepared for freezing precipitation to throw their delicate infrastructure into icy havoc, and into Tuesday, as they realized driving conditions had become less than ideal. In Central Texas, wintry wet stuff had started to dwindle by noon, but slick roads remain a concern, keeping folks away from any impromptu H-E-B or Randall’s trips.
Here are 17 tweets from around the state that prove Texans will take a dose of preparedness where they can get it.
Day 1. Overpasses are closed. No bananas at HEB. Thanks Obama. #Icepocalypse2018— Angela K. Palmer (@AngelaKPalmer3) January 16, 2018
My HEB at hancock center yesterday pic.twitter.com/FGkdYhHS5n— Miguel Brambilla (@miguebram) January 16, 2018
The lines at HEB last night put sxsw to shame— pth (@ptholtz) January 16, 2018
looking at photos of completely empty shelves at HEB I'm kinda glad I had too much of a headache to grocery shop yesterday— Doogin Crumbly (@DirkGrundy) January 16, 2018
Lmao I was at HEB last night and there a bunch of stuff missing. I thought they were restocking— Liseth (@starchild_tx) January 16, 2018
HEB right now pic.twitter.com/oXIT5SBy3J— ATX Lawrence (@CovertCuriosity) January 16, 2018
Icepacalypse in the HEB is real y'all. pic.twitter.com/W2fg7Q7Seu— D. Sengupta Stith (@deborific) January 15, 2018
Every register at the HEB Plus on East Riverside has a line 😲 pic.twitter.com/gsNLrC9kmK— Maribel Molina (@marimolina385) January 16, 2018