The sudden snowfall around the Inland Northwest is leaving shoppers scrambling and retailers rejoicing as winter items are finally flying off the shelves.
"We put it off as long as we could," said Ben Smith.
"We are looking for rubber boots that are warm and we came to the General Store because they always have the boots we're looking for," he said.
He joined hundreds of shoppers, who drifted in to buy everything for hats to hand warmers.
"This year was extremely slow for all winter clothing, winter shoes, snow shovels, ice melt. There was just no winter so we weren't selling anything for quite a while, but today's a little different," said Jon Evans who manages the General Store.
He adds they may run out of some in-demand items.
"With the snow coming, it's just been flying off the shelves. We can't help everybody. Boots, hats, gloves, everything."
The General Store will be restocking it's merchandise constantly, but Evans says they only get one shipment of snow boots, so it's best to get them now while they still have multiple sizes. �