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Stores and police prepare for Superbowl Sunday
TROY -- When it comes to the Superbowl, everything from Supermarkets, to police, to a local law firm are preparing before the game.
"It's actually one of the biggest eating holidays or occasions of the year next to Thanksgiving and July 4th," Mona Golub tells us.
It means big business for Price Chopper. Sunday, stores were packed around the Capital Region, as fans get ready to sit down and watch the game. Price Chopper tells us they sell 20 thousand pizzas and more than 40 thousand wings, and that just during Super Bowl week alone.
"40,000 lbs of wings is the equivalent of an 18 wheel truck load of wings," Golub says
But before you indulge in too many wings pizza and beer this Superbowl, police are also prepping for the big game. Troy police say expect checkpoints, because they'll be out in full force looking for those who may have had too much to drink.
"In addition to regular stopping we have 3 traffic cars out. These cars are manned by officers who are specially trained with the detection of impaired drivers," Capt. John Cooney tells us.
They say that typically Superbowl Sunday is quiet for them, but come half-time...they'll be ready.
"We look at Superbowl and the history of our calls for service and it's normally a pretty quiet night. We know there's still concerns about what happened last weekend in the downtown, we don't see that to be an issue at all this weekend." This is all about vigilance, as far as drinking and driving," Cooney says.
Martin Harding and Mazzotti are also offering free rides home until midnight, to make sure everyone gets to their destination safely. If you would like a ride, call: 1-800-LAW-1010