ERIE COUNTY, NY — Grocery stores are usually packed a few days before Christmas as people try to grab those last-minute items for their holiday meals, but extreme winter weather is complicating things.
Tops announced Friday morning that they will close all stores at 2pm in Erie and Niagara counties because of the weather. Stores will reopen when weather conditions improve. Tops said updates will be posted to their social media pages.
The Tops distribution center will also close at 2 pm
Wegman’s stores in Erie and Niagara County will close at noon Friday.
“The safety of our customers and employees continues to be our top priority. Given the weather forecast, all Erie and Niagara County Wegmans stores will close at noon today. We plan to reopen our stores at 6 am Monday, December 26. Please be safe. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.” —Michele Mehaffy, Wegman’s Public & Community Relations Manager, Buffalo Division
Anyone hoping to do any last-minute holiday shopping will also have a few options to choose from.
The Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls are closed Friday.
Cheektowaga Police announced on Twitter Friday morning that the Walden Galleria is also closed Friday.