Clarksburg Town Administrator Thomas Webb has announced that Clarkburg will join the town of Adams and the city of North Adams in declaring a state of emergency at noon. Adams Town Administrator Jonathan Butler and Mayor Richard J. Alcombright issued statements on Sunday. The state of emergency will be in effect until further notice.
Emergency shelters in North Adams, at St. Elizabeth's Parish Center, and in Adams, at the Berkshire's Visitors Center, will open at noon.
North Adams Regional Hospital has announced that is is currently in "Code Watch" mode. A "Code Red" will be called in the case of a community emergency.
"We have been coordinating with the North Adams emergency operations center and our own Emergency Preparations team met this morning to review our status," Paul Hopkins, director of community relations, said in an email Monday morning. "Staffing and supplies are adequate and we assume that some staff will be staying overnight so that travel is not necessary during the height of the storm. We will activate our own emergency operations center this afternoon."
He added, "We are able to operate the hospital normally for at least 96 hours in a power outage using generator power."
In addition, Alcombright has announced that city offices are closing at noon and has encouraged local businesses to close at noon at well to allow time for employees to get home ahead of the storm.