Berkshire County residents got out early to shovel snow

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. (WWLP) – It was an all day storm. Then it was an all day clean up. 22News spent Thursday and Friday out in Berkshire County, and found out how Great Barrington residents dealt with the storm.

A two-part, 24-hour snowstorm began early Thursday morning. It finally ended just before 8 o’clock Friday morning.

However, even before the snow started tapering off, Great Barrington residents began plowing, shoveling and treating sidewalks.

“Early this morning started shoveling, so nobody slips and falls. I do it as a favor to my landlord,” said Tina Herviews of Great Barrington.

Reed Licki of Great Barrington told 22News, “Business has slowed down, but we have regulars who come in every morning. So all the businesses have to make one pathway for all the cars to park and get to the sidewalk.”

In fact, several local businesses stayed open during the storm, but schools remained closed. Both Berkshire Hill and Southern Berkshire Regional School Districts cancelled classes for Thursday and Friday. It’s an extra two days off for many students because next week is February vacation.

“The schools are closed, so we don’t have to worry about the kids being unsafe on the bus. So they get extra a couple extra days, plus the vacation,” said Herviews.

Many people told 22News this was just another New England winter storm, but at this point, they are ready for spring.