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Road closures stall food trucks

City Market: "We're making do"

Staff report

Steamboat Springs — Steamboat Springs grocery stores are running low on some food supplies during the New Year's holiday, due to widespread road closures that began Sunday. — Steamboat Springs grocery stores are running low on some food supplies during the New Year's holiday, due to widespread road closures that began Sunday.

— Steamboat Springs grocery stores are running low on some food supplies during the New Year’s holiday, due to widespread road closures that began Sunday.

“We’re not going to get a truck until tomorrow,” said one City Market employee who asked to remain anonymous Monday afternoon. “We’re almost out of everything.”

Margie Morong, the store manager at City Market, said store employees are “making do the best we can.”

“Obviously they’re going to cause a few shortages,” Morong said of the road closures, which Monday afternoon included eastbound Interstate 70 from Vail to Georgetown and Loveland Pass. “As I-70 opens up, we’ll be getting our trucks.”

The interstate was closed in both directions at the Eisenhower Tunnel for much of Sunday night and Monday, due to near-zero visibility caused by blowing snow and strong winds.

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“Our milk trucks come out of Grand Junction,” Morong said. “We’ll keep our shelves as stocked the best we can.”

Safeway officials declined all comment, both at the Steamboat Springs location and a corporate office, but customers Monday afternoon said the store was running low on, or out of, numerous items.

Holiday food shortages occurred in December of 2006, when a pair of blizzards closed roadways around Colorado during the Christmas holiday.

“So far it’s not like last year,” Morong said. “I’m very proud of my staff and the job they’re doing.”