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Locals get ready for first snow storm

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The threat of snow did not stop shoppers from venturing out to the stores on Bald Hill Road in Warwick on Saturday, where a slow but steady stream of traffic cautiously continued as the snow started to fall.

The traffic was backing up along the popular shopping area as the promise of a snow storm came to fruition.

The first winter storm of the season has caused many to cancel events that were scheduled for the weekend, but others went on despite the declining weather conditions. One of those events was a photo with Santa fundraiser at Pet Smart. The event was held for owners and their furry friends to help raise money for the Friends of Homeless Animals group, which uses the money to help rescue animals.

Heidi Lenz, Friend of Homeless Animals Group, told NBC 10 that the group feared that the snow would ruin the event, but according to Lenz that was not the case, "we had a very good turnout, we had 60 or 70 photos with Santa today."

Many people took advantage of the calm before the storm to get their errands done so that they could be home before the storm hit the region full force, with the worst of the storm expected to hit later Saturday night and into the early hours of Sunday.

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