This has been a somewhat extreme winter, although about 25 to 30 years ago it always use to be cold and snowy all season.

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For people in our area, we’re used to snow, ice and cold. This year, there are some states in the south that don’t usually get this kind of weather. They’re not used to it and in most cases aren’t prepared for it.

In a story that I saw on TWC News, there’s a local company that’s going to help out those southern states. Phillip’s Hardware is doing something that they’ve never done before. They’re selling truckloads of sand and salt to those states in need of winter weather help.

I wonder if people in those states will be changing their thoughts about winter? Maybe they’ll have some more things like the sand and salt stocked just in case this happens again.