Lone wolf on Railroad Street during ‘blizzard’; official tally: 16 going on 18 inches, schools closed

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By Tuesday, Mar 14 News  1 Comment
Meryl Joseph
Not everyone stayed home.

Great Barrington – At the height of the blizzard Tuesday afternoon, photographer and cinematographer Meryl Joseph was out and about, recording this historic March storm that was raging on the anniversary of another fierce tempest that struck the East Coast in 1888. And as it turns out she has a personal connection with that earlier storm.

Along with her photographs, Meryl sent along this note: “In the blizzard of 1888, my grandfather, Samuel Joseph (from Lithuania) was living on the Lower East Side, in a 2nd floor apartment. The snowdrifts were so high that he was able to climb out the window and ‘drift’ gently down to the street below!


Heading to work during a blizzard in Great Barrington. Photo: Meryl Joseph

Meanwhile, over on Anderson Street, South County weatherman Nick Diller strapped on his snowshoes, grabbed his ruler, and ventured out to measure the snowfall.

Weatherman Nick Diller, in snowshoes, measuring the snow depth. Photo: Andrew Blechman

Weatherman Nick Diller, in snowshoes, measuring the snow depth. Photo: Andrew Blechman

“It’s sixteen inches now,” he called in to report, “but it will be 18 inches by the time it’s over Tuesday night or Wednesday morning.”

Taking no chances, Berkshire Hills Regional School District and the Southern Berkshire Regional School District have announced schools will be closed Wednesday, while other schools are on a two hour delay. Berkshire Country Day is closed, while Montessori School of the Berkshires is on a two-hour delay.

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  1. Nancy DuVall says:

    Great snowy pictures of GB

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