Ice, snow and cold weather gave holiday shopping slow start

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Slick roads, heavy snow and biting temperatures in the past few weeks have caused some locals to hold off on their holiday shopping.

With that, some area businesses have noticed a slight decline in customer traffic.

“It’s been a slow start,” said Martha Ault, store manager of Shoe Sensation. “We stay steady all the time, but we’ve not really had a rush or store full of people.”

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