NORTH MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) -- There has been a big run on the tools we all need to move, scrape, and melt the snow and ice. Retailers like Ace Hardware in North Muskegon say there have been times the shovel shelf has been nearly empty.

The store just got a fresh shipment of shovels this week, but Friday it was down to its last three snow blowers and no more are expected to arrive this winter

Owner Kevin Dean says he is having difficulty locating sources for their winter products. "We just checked with our warehouse this morning for melting products, and the three warehouses that we use are out."

The good news is the high demand for winter-related products will boost the store's bottom line this year.