PITTSFIELD - The Pittsfield Police Department says a large tree has fallen across South Street (Route 7) forcing the road's closing until it can be removed. Police reported the tree down around 7:30 Wednesday morning.

The tree fell in the vicinity of the Berkshire Life building. Police say it will take at least two to three hours to remove the tree.

Drivers are being encouraged to find alternative routes to avoid the area. Police have set up detour points north and south of the area.