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MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW STORM WED. AM THROUGH WED. NIGHT

Low pressure developing off the Southeast coast will quickly move northeast tracking south of New England through Wednesday night as colder air arrives to produce a moderate to heavy snow storm for much of the region.  Snow will develop quickly Wednesday morning and fall heavily at times through the afternoon and evening before tapering off and ending before daybreak on Thursday.  Expect difficult travel conditions with snow packed roads and low visibility through the duration of this storm.  Click Here for the CBS6 Weather Forecast Page

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The Bottom Line: MA Utility Scam

PITTSFIELD, Mass. -- An ongoing utility scam has made its way into Western Massachusetts.
For weeks, CBS 6's Dori Marlin has reported on scammers posing as National Grid, calling up customers, claiming they owe payment, and trying to collect over the phone.
Now, a Bottom Line Alert from Berkshire Gas, as it claims that scammers are using its name as well to try to con customers.
It's a similar scenario between both utility scams:
Like National Grid, Berkshire Gas says the caller claims an account is overdue, and that immediate payment is needed.
One of the phone numbers showing up on caller I.D. for several of the calls is 617-419-5406.
Berkshire Gas says it never asks customers to pay overdue accounts by phone.
It also asks that if you get one of the calls, to call the utility's Customer Information Center: 1-800-292-5012.
 
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