The Berkshires is looking at another potential significant snowfall. The National Weather Service in Albany says that a Winter Storm Warning will be in effect from 5:00 this evening until 3PM tomorrow. Heavy snow and difficult travel conditions are expected during the morning commute tomorrow with total accumulations from the storm of between 6 and 9 inches. We may also see significant reduction in visibility at the peak of the storm. Here is the Urgent Winter Weather Advisory from the National Weather Service in Albany:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

National Weather Service Albany NY

845 AM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

 

Northern Litchfield-Southern Litchfield-Northern Berkshire-

Southern Berkshire-Eastern Rensselaer-Eastern Columbia-Bennington-

Western Windham-Eastern Windham-

Including the cities of Torrington, Oakville, Gaylordsville,

New Milford, Terryville, Thomaston, Dalton, Hancock, Pittsfield,

Florida, North Adams, Sandisfield, Great Barrington,

South Egremont, Berlin, Eagle Bridge, Hoosick Falls, Stephentown,

New Lebanon, Stamford, Bennington, Woodford State Park, Pownal,

Stratton, Londonderry, Brattleboro, Guilford Center,

West Brattleboro, and Bellows Falls

845 AM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS

AFTERNOON TO 3 PM EST WEDNESDAY...

 * WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Plan on difficult travel conditions,

  including during the morning commute on Wednesday. Total snow

  accumulations of 6 to 9 inches are expected.

* WHERE...Portions of southern Vermont, northwestern Connecticut,

  the northern and central Taconics of east central New York and

  western Massachusetts.

* WHEN...From 5 PM this afternoon to 3 PM EST Wednesday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for significant reductions in

  visibility at times and snow covered roads. Maximum snowfall

  rates of one inch per hour are expected.

 

Interfaith Celebration In Great Barrington

Bard College at Simon’s Rock Professor Wesley Brown gave the keynote address at the 19th annual Interfaith Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the First Congregational Church in Great Barrington Monday. The Berkshire Eagle reports that the service was also the start of the town’s 150th Birthday Festival of native son and civil rights pioneer W.E.B. Du Bois. More than $2,000 was collected at the service to continue planning for the restoration of the Clinton A.M.E. Zion Church, which is dedicated in large part to re-enlivening Du Bois’ legacy here in Great Barrington.

 

Alcombright Receives Peacemaker Award

Roughly 300 people fanned out across Northern Berkshire County to help their friends and neighbors during the 25th Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Monday. The Berkshire Eagle reports that Day of Service again drew volunteers to the Venable Gymnasium on the campus of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. Students and staff volunteers from MCLA and Williams College joined dozens of local volunteers, spanning all age groups, in doing chores around the region. One of the highlights Monday was the presentation of the 2018 Peacemaker Award to former North Adams Mayor Richard Alcombright.