Snow-slicked roads Wednesday morning resulted in about a half-dozen minor accidents and prompted schools in Central and Southern Berkshire County to cancel classes.
While schools in Northern Berkshire delayed the start of classes, the rest of the students had anywhere between 3 and 4 inches of snow as an enticement to build snowmen or as an excuse to stay inside.
Otherwise, Wednesday morning's light, fluffy snow caused minor delays during the morning commute and resulted in about six reported accidents, none of which police described as serious. By 8 a.m., most of the snow had stopped and gave way to some drizzle.
The winter-wonderland snowscape that greeted early risers stemmed from a moderate storm that looped out over the Atlantic south of Long Island, N.Y., and Cape Cod after hugging the mid-Atlantic coast.
Here are unofficial snowfall totals from spotters and observers as reported by the National Weather Service on Wednesday afternoon:
* Pittsfield Municipal Airport: 4.2 inches
* Pittsfield (city): 3.5
* Great Barrington: 6.0
* Savoy: 4.9
* Alford: 4.5
* Lanesborough: 4.0
* Otis: 4.0
* Hancock: 2.2
* Clarksburg: 1.2