Booze deliveries up as Americans batten down the hatches

booz-stormAlcohol delivery app Drizly is having a bumper day of sales in the US with people turning to grog in preparation for a snow storm that is tipped to be one of the worst in US history.

Orders are up more than 400 percent in the north-eastern cities, the company said in a post to its Twitter account.

“As of 2pm today, Drizly deliveries in Boston and New York are up 477 percent over the prior average of the last four weeks,” the company said.

The increase represents almost six times as many orders as the company usually takes in a day.

“Some stores will be closing early to allow their delivery staff to head home. Plenty of stores still out there playing in the snow though,” it said.

As well as stocking up on booze, a number of New Yorkers are also turning to online message board site Craigslist for company.

Hundreds of singles are frantically searching the personal ads of Craigslist in the hope of finding a snuggle-buddy to wait out winter storm “Juno”, Business Insider reports.

A search of the personals on Craigslist found there are more than 720 listings for company during the storm.

Winter storm Juno is expected to dump up to a metre of snow in parts of the northeast, and more than 6330 flights on Monday and Tuesday were cancelled, spelling travel misery for thousands.

States of emergency were declared in New York and New Jersey and a travel ban has been imposed in Connecticut, while New York’s famed Broadway and top music venues – including Carnegie Hall and the Metropolitan Opera – shelved performances. NBA games were also postponed. Article Link…

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