Sunday, November 20, 2016

Final Snow Storm Update for Sunday

One of our GSD Staff members travelled route 7 tonight and discovered one thing: the roads are a mess! Roads were mostly untreated from Lee northward except in a few troublesome hill spots, and the town of Williamstown had route 7 down to wet pavement, but overall the driving quality was treacherous. The staff member saw evidence of at least three cars that had slid off the road. If the snow continues to fall throughout the night--and it's doubtful that it will--then we'll see widespread delays for the county tomorrow.

The problem, though, is this snapshot of the radar:

The 7:35 PM radar.

There is a nice big blue patch over Berkshire County, but that patch is moving north to south, so it looks like we're going to see uninterrupted snow only for the next four hours or so. If it stops around midnight, say, then that will give road crews plenty of time to clean up the roads.

One factor working in favor of delays is the blowing and drifting of snow. We do have a wind advisory in effect through tomorrow night which could mean blowing snow onto the roadways well into the morning hours.

As a result of these changes in the conditions, we've decided to bump up the likelihood of a delay to 35%. The chance of a snow day is remote.

Those students with pre-holiday tests should definitely study for them. We really hope we're wrong, but most students will have a full day tomorrow.

1 comment:

  1. Central Berkshire has already announced a 2-hour delay!