Excitement in the Berkshires for first snow of the season

Eastern Berkshire County, western Hampshire & Franklin Counties to receive most snow

Snow sticking to grassy surfaces and rooftops in Windsor, Mass.

WINDSOR, Mass. (WWLP) – The snow is coming down in western Massachusetts, sticking to grassy surfaces across the region. 22News traveled to the Berkshire County town of Windsor Thursday, where snow was also gathering on the roads and the rooftops around midday. Drivers took it easy on Route 9, getting accustomed to the road conditions that have become a way of life during the winter.

The town’s population of around 800 people are accustomed to a lot of snow every winter. When the snow started accumulating early Thursday afternoon, people in the area expressed a range of emotions, mostly positive. Billie Jangrow described the early snow as “Fantastic. I love it. My kids are going to love it.”

But some echoed the feeling it would have been nice to enjoy a traditional autumn just a little longer. “I’d rather have a really long fall,” Lynn Lennon said. “I think the snow is pretty, [but] I’d rather see it on TV.”

Photos: First snow of the season

Most residents 22News spoke with are proud that  their town usually accumulates more snow than their neighbors in Hampshire County. By early afternoon the snow covered rooftops and driveways well on the way to reaching the more than 4 inches calculated by the 22News Storm Team.

You can track this first snowfall of the season with our Interactive Radar.