“Oh wow!” is what Claremore Atwoods Manager Will Davis said about the business his store has conducted over the last two days.

“We’ve almost sold out of generators, which we had a pretty good supply of,” Davis said. “When people hear about an ice storm, it scares them.”

In fact, Davis said every time the forecast of a big ice storm is announced, his business sees a boom.

“We are really busy especially when there’s an ice storm coming,” he said. “We get some business when it snows, but a lot more when it ices.

“People were waiting for us when we got here this morning.”

County Emergency Services Director Bob Anderson said the ice storm moving eastward across the northern part of the state is about 12 hours ahead of schedule.

The National Weather Service is predicing from one-half to one and a-half inches of ice, which will last through the weekend.

That has county residents stocking up on ice melt, de-icer and non-electric heaters.

Davis said his store is sold out of ice melt and just sold out of de-icer around 8:30 this morning.

“We have sand left, but nobody wants sand because it doesn’t do any good on ice,” Davis said.

Across the county, the commissioners are ready to go when the ice hits.

“We are ready. All of our equipment is in working order and we have been stockpiling sanding materials for this,” District 3 Commissioner Kirt Thacker said. “We have split crews ready to work 24/7 over the weekend. Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday — whatever it takes.”

In District 1 north of Claremore, Commissioner Dan DeLozier said his crews are currently working on the plan to determine who will work what shift, “the whole weekend if necessary.”

“We’ve got our spreader trucks ready and our snow plows are on. We are ready to go.”

In District 2, Commissioner Mike Helm said his equipment is always ready to go and his materials are unique.

“We keep our equipment covered all the time, so we are ready to go and our crews will work 10 to 6 and 6 to 10,” he said. “After midnight, it gets too dangerous, so we don’t work in the overnight hours.

“The material we use is a fly ash and sand mixture. The fly ash is from the coal that is used at the PSO plant over here and it has heat. So it helps melt the ice better than the sand.”