Shoppers Lose a Day Thanks to Storm; Making up for Lost Time
When the snow storm pounded Omaha people took cover.
"Traffic started to decrease around 6 p.m. It started to get slicker outside and fewer customers were coming in the store then."
But some decided beating the Christmas deadline meant battling a blizzard.
"Oh got here around 5:30, 7:00 more or less. If you're used to Nebraska weather you can do it."
"I went shopping, and it was a mess and the cars were really bad like just whipping your car off to shopping was bad, so."
But as the first snow of the season intensified the severe weather was just too much to handle for some Nebraskans.
"It was a little bit scary."
"It was dead there was no one out. I mean some people out but just like to get little things not like big Christmas shoppers."
By 6:00 the Westroads Mall parking lot sat nearly empty and with only 5 days til Christmas, shoppers lost a whole day.
"Well sure that can affect business any time you have a snow storm around Christmas but there's still time and more customers are out today and I'm sure this weekend we'll be even busier as a result."
In shopping recovery mode hundreds of people are making up for lost time.
"I'm just doing some last minute Christmas shopping."
"Shopping for our son, shopping for our grandson, shopping for our niece, nephews."
Hoping to check everyone off their list this Christmas.