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Extreme winter creates run on roof rakes used to remove snow from homes

2:37 PM, Mar. 5, 2014
On Thursday, Charlie's Hardware in Mosinee had five snow rakes on its shelf from customers who never picked up their orders.
On Thursday, Charlie's Hardware in Mosinee had five snow rakes on its shelf from customers who never picked up their orders.
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Of course you won't be searching for more evidence of this year's long, snowy and cold winter, but if you were, you could check the shelves of local hardware stores for snow rakes.

Or rather, you could check the shelves for the lack of snow rakes.

During the past couple weeks, the long-handled implements specially designed to safely scrape the snow off roofs have been as popular as playoff Packers tickets, creating roof rake runs and shortages. ...

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