LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — Packed grocery stores and empty shelves. That’s been the reality for many across the Commonwealth preparing for a snowstorm on Sunday.

Some of the things people are grabbing more of are items like meat, bread, milk, toilet paper, and cooking oil.

Shoppers out on Saturday, Jan. 15 say they’re stocking up to stay inside for at least the next four to five days.

Students who were out shopping say on-campus dining halls are expected to close, so those who live in dorms have been hitting the grocery store too.

Student Paul Byrd and his roommate say they’re preparing for a ‘snowpocalypse.’

“We got a bunch of non-perishable food such as instant ramen and instant soup,” Byrd said. “We need that stuff so it doesn’t go bad because we don’t know how long we’re going to be in there. So it’s just good to prepare a bunch of stuff.”

Shoppers say even liquor stores are running out of popular items.