Franklin County residents had to grab their shovels and snowblowers Tuesday morning to dig out from Monday night’s snowstorm.
Charlemont, Rowe, and Hawley all received at least 10 inches of snow. The November storm made for mid-winter conditions at Berkshire East Ski resort in Charlemont.
“Back in Amherst we just got flurries, so you might not think there is much not going on in terms of skiing. But here at Berkshire East in Charlemont it is full on winter,” Johnathan Shefftz told 22News.
Most Franklin County communities like Greenfield only saw rain Monday night, but it was all snow 30 minutes west on the Mohawk Trail.
Franklin County hill towns like Charlemont and Rowe were hit the hardest in this snowstorm, residents told 22News November snowstorms aren’t unusual for this region, but they were surprised by how much snow they got.
“For November yeah its way too early for this amount of snow,” said Heath resident Meghan Pastomerlo. “I mean we got 10 inches plus. So yeah it was definitely a hassle to get in this morning.”
The heavy snowfall also knocked out power in Heath and Rowe. Tuesday turned out to be a nice day, despite all the snow.