About 11 inches of snow fall in Great Barrington

Just another New England winter for the people


GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. (WWLP) – Some areas of Berkshire County got more than a foot of snow in Wednesday’s winter storm. 22News went to Main Street in Great Barrington and took a few measurements. They got about 10 or 11 inches of fresh snow.

Great Barrington continues to get pounded with snow, especially Wednesday evening. The snow was heavier around 5:00 p.m. than it was at 3:00 p.m.

However, it’s February and it’s Berkshire County. Just another New England winter for the people 22News spoke with.

“This is just how we live,” said Deborah Tonn of Great Barrington. “This is how it used to be years ago and this is what we’re used to.”

Another Great Barrington resident said, “It’s really beautiful and nice, the one thing that’s nice about today is that you can take out your cross country skis and you can ski anywhere.”

When there’s this much snow, sometimes it’s tough to get outside, but if you do it can bring out the kid in you. We found two kids from Sheffield who enjoyed their snow day.

“I’ve been making a huge ramp at my house with lots of snow, it’s a big ramp, what have you been doing Hannah? I’ve been sledding,” said Max Sheldon and Hanna Lapier.

The 10 inches to a foot of snow is no big deal to the people 22News spoke with.

“We move snow like we always do; the plows are out doing their job,” said John Selig of Great Barrington.

“It’s just a winter storm, for me it’s significant only because I was on Long Island and I got stuck on Monday, so this is my second winter storm in a week. But everybody gets out and does what they have to do,” said Tonn.

22News didn’t see anyone skiing on the streets Wednesday, but the snow should be great for the ski areas in western Mass.

If you want to let us know how much snow you got, or have a great picture from Wednesday, you can email 22News at reportit@wwlp.com.