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Austin-area grocers return to normal hours after winter weather storm

Here's a look at where you can get groceries.

AUSTIN, Texas — Editor's note: This story is no longer being updated.

Amid power and water outages across Central Texas, local grocers were struggling to keep their doors open to Texans in need.

 H-E-B locations in Austin and Central Texas have returned to normal hours as of Monday, Feb. 22.

Some stores in the Hill Country are open at reduced hours from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. H-E-B has also placed temporary limits on some key products to help ensure access to the items its customers need.

Some of the items include: 

Food items (all H-E-B stores) 

  • Water Gallons – Limit 2
  • Water multipack – Limit 2
  • Baby Water Gallons – Limit 2
  • Baby Water multipack – Limit 2
  • Eggs – Limit 2
  • Milk – Limit 2
  • Bread – Limit 2
  • Bakery bread – Limit 2
  • Bakery tortillas – Limit 2
  • Ice – Limit 2
  • Charcoal – Limit 2
  • All meat (beef, chicken, pork, turkey) fresh cut and ground – Limit 5 total

Food items (only for San Antonio, Central Texas, Gulf Coast, Border H-E-B stores) 

  • Eggs (5 dozen) – Limit 1
  • Eggs (36 count) – Limit 1
  • Eggs (less than 30 count) – Limit 2

Non-food items (all H-E-B stores) 

  • Paper towels – Limit 2
  • Propane Tanks – Limit 2
  • Aerosol disinfectant sprays – 2 items
  • (Isopropyl) Alcohol swabs – 2 items
  • First Aid and Cleaning Gloves – 2 items
  • Trial & Travel Size Disinfectant Wipes/Sprays – Limit 2

H-E-B pharmacies will be open according to store hours unless otherwise listed, the company said. The H-E-B & Favor senior support phone line will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Monday, Feb. 22. through Friday, Feb. 26. Seniors ages 60 or older can access the Senior Support Line by calling 1-833-397-0080, H-E-B said.

For more information on H-E-B openings and closures, click here.

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On Monday, Wheatsville's doors are open for its Guadalupe location from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and its South Lamar location from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wheatsville has smaller crews and is still following COVID-19 safety protocols. 

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As of Monday afternoon, 3 Walmart stores nationwide remained closed due to the weather. One of the three Walmart stores were in Texas, but none were in the Austin area, according to its online map:

  • Fort Worth (Haslet), Texas

According to Target's store locator, all locations in the Austin area are open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. 

Whole Foods Market's store locator shows all Austin locations are open until 9 p.m. 


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