Update: As of Saturday morning a lot of the local grocery stores were restocked and although many stores are still busy the lineups have decreased significantly.
Cochrane grocery stores have been seeing a steep increase in shoppers over the past 48 hours. The increase has lead to several stores in town featuring long lines and empty shelves which use to be home to canned food, toilet paper, cleaning supplies, and other goods.
Many Cochranties are attributing the increase to COVID-19 concerns but also Cochrane is currently in the middle of a heavy winter storm, which typically will find more shoppers going out to resupply their groceries before a weekend spent indoors.
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