Stormstorm Drops Up to Foot; Cancellations, Delays

Staff ReportsPrint Story | Email Story

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The county could see up to a foot of snow fall Wednesday night into Thursday.

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for the county from 7 p.m. Wednesday until 7 p.m. Thursday. The forecast calls for snow and sleet accumulation of six to 12 inches and one to two tenths of an inch of ice. Overnight,the storm could drop up to two inches of snow per hour.

The snow is expected to begin just after sunset and turn to sleet and freezing rain before daybreak. Snow showers are expected to continue throughout Thursday.

The National Weather Service expects travel to be hazardous and wind gusts up to 50 miles-per-hour in some of the high elevations.

By Thursday morning, between 4 inches and 12 inches had fallen on much of the Berkshires and Southern Vermont. Motorists are advised to drive carefully and not to park on the streets so plows can get through.

Police are reporting no weather-related incidents so far despite poor road conditions.

Shortly after noon, Adams Police Dispatcher Anthony Piscioneri said that since 8 a.m. he has field zero calls related to the weather and North Adams Dispatcher David Burdick said it has been "quieter than a sunny day." He too has fielded no weather-related calls.

With the storm falling during the Christmas week, schools are not in session, many residents are on vacation and very few public meetings are being held thus limiting the amount of traffic. However, road conditions continue to be hazardous.

As of Thursday afternoon, no power outages have been reported.

Any postponements or cancellations will be listed below as they come in.


Cancellations, Delays, Postponements:

• North Adams Public Library open from noon to 5; no interlibrary loan delivery.

• A meeting planned at Councilor Jennifer Breen's law office this evening on school safety measures has been postponed.

• The City of North Adams has declared a snow emergency until 8 p.m.

• The City of Pittsfield has declared a snow emergency through Friday morning at 7.

• Adams Free Library closing at 5 p.m.

• Lanesborough Public Library is closed.

• Open mic with Potsy at Pancho's on North Street in Pittsfield is canceled.


Send cancellations to

Tags: cancellations,   snow emergencies,   

0 Comments welcomes critical, respectful dialogue; please keep comments focused on the issues and not on personalities. Profanity, obscenity, racist language and harassment are not allowed. iBerkshires reserves the right to ban commenters or remove commenting on any article at any time. Concerns may be sent to Text Ads

Sayers Auto Wrecking

We Buy Junk Cars & Scrap Metal. 24hr Towing Service (413)443-1635

Zucchini's Restaurant

Family Restaurant with Private Banquet Facilities. High Quality Food Pittsfield, MA (413)442-2777

BCC's Spring Musical

Join us for the 25th Annual Putnum County Spelling Bee at BCC running May 11 thru May 20th

Support Local News

We show up at hurricanes, budget meetings, high school games, accidents, fires and community events. We show up at celebrations and tragedies and everything in between. We show up so our readers can learn about pivotal events that affect their communities and their lives.

How important is local news to you? You can support independent, unbiased journalism and help iBerkshires grow for as a little as the cost of a cup of coffee a week.

Recent Stories