Shoppers across Scotland will continue facing empty shelves on Sunday for the fifth day due to icy roads. Amid the delivery chaos and panic-buy, most of the shops are running out of basics such as bread, milk and vegetables.
Panic-buying was also been reported at major supermarkets such as Asda, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Lidl and Aldi
An Aldi spokesman in Glasgow, trying to assure anxious shoppers this morning, said that they were working hard to get deliveries through by the end of the day, roads allow.
The last couple of days have been challenging with transport. Food, electricity, gas, heating fuel; everything seems to be smashed by the Storm Emma and authorities are aware.
An emergency funding for local authorities has been approved to help weather cost. The funding will be allocated to councils who need financial support to face the severe weather or the flooding as the snow melts.
Things are gradually going back to normal. Parents and teachers are been working to clean up snow from school grounds. The aim is for schools to reopen on Monday while the yellow warning for snow and wind will still be in place.
The Scottish Retail Consortium, speaking on behalf of many shops, said that supplies would hopefully return to normal quickly. He added: “consumers are encouraged to continue to shop as normal rather than buying unnecessary quantities, particularly of food or drink”.
Some schools might face food disruption next week if the situation lasts. Stirling Council, for instance, warned they “will be running a reduced menu on Monday and Tuesday until deliveries can get through”.