NORTH ADAMS -- A snow emergency, declared in the city Thursday afternoon, remains in effect until further notice, prohibiting on-street parking until the ban is lifted.
The North Adams Public Schools also canceled school today.
Mayor Richard Alcombright asked residents to "limit their travel" in a statement on Thursday, citing wind chills that could reach below zero.
No time table for the snow clean-up was estimated, as the dry powder still fell heavily through Thursday night.
"The mayor asks residents to be patient, as the timing of the storm and falling temperatures make snow removal even more difficult and chemical treatment of roads becomes less affective," the statement read.
All North Adams municipal offices, the Spitzer Senior Center, and the North Adams Public Library were closed by 1 p.m. on Thursday, before the storm's strongest surge hit the region.
The town of Adams will remain in a state of emergency until noon today, during which time no parking is allowed on town streets. The Department of Public Works issued the alert early Thursday afternoon.
Town Administrator Jonathan Butler warned in a statement that violators of the parking rules will be towed. Additionally, he said, Adams Police will cite any homeowner that removes snow from their property onto the street.
The Council on Aging's van service will also be closed today.
The Adams Free Library closed at 4 p.m. -- four hours early -- on Thursday, but was slated to open on time at 10 a.m. on Friday.
There was little need for emergency response in town by mid-afternoon, according to Police Chief Richard Tarsa.
"One minor fender-bender," he said.
Tarsa credited road crews with keeping the roads clear and safe during the storm.
Williamstown has not announced a snow emergency as of press time.
-- Adam Shanks
Snowfall totals ...
Savoy 5.2 inches
Lanesborough 3.5 inches
Pittsfield 3.5 inches
Lenox 3 inches
Great Barrington 2.5 inches
Sources: National Weather Service; Weathernet6 spotters (as of 5 p.m.)