Berkshire County digs out from second dumping of snow in a week

March 08, 2018 07:26 PM

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. - They're not quite up to their necks but it's definitely enough snow to be a pain in the neck.

"We didn't have to shovel too much until the snow last week," laughs Ellen Barber as she shovels the sidewalk outside her house near Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.

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When NewsChannel 13 caught up with a crew from Yard Work by Dan in Berkshire County, they had been snow blowing, roof raking and shoveling since 6a.  The plan is to put in a 10 to 12 hour day and that's after working non-stop since Friday's snow.

Abigail Bleck asked Saul Vasquez how his back was holding up with all the heavy snow and he responded, jokingly, "A little bit sore," adding, "It's pretty good, a lot of money."

Some teenage boys earned some green because of the white, as well.  Four driveways left them $135 richer.  Not a bad way to spend a snow day.

"All the other days we are just bored, so why not do a day of working?" explains 13 year old Johnny Cole.

There is so much snow in North Adams, more than 30 inches since last Friday, that there's not really a lot of clear space to put it.

"I'm trying to lift it over the banks here but it's getting heavier.  It's getting warmer so it's getting heavier, adds Barber.

March Madness now has a whole new meaning, thanks to Mother Nature, in Western Massachusetts.


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