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Last winter I had a terrible time with drifting snow in my lane. I was wondering where one would one run a snow fence in relation to the drifting problem North, South, East, or West?

-- Ed Holt (, September 04, 2000


You set the snow fence on the windward side of the road with enough space between it and the road for the drift to build up without blocking the road.......................JAY

-- JAY (, September 04, 2000.

I have to tell this story. A nephew who was born and raised in Florida, after he heard I had bought the farm, asked me how I kept the cattle in when the snow drifted over fences. In West-central TN if we get an inch of snow they close the county school system until it melts. Gave me a good chuckle.

-- Ken S. in WC TN (, September 04, 2000.

Ken: We've been in NE TN four years now, and I still can't remember to go pick up the kids from school if we have a potential snowflake or two. I'll be out working, enjoying the nice, warm snow flurry, when all of a sudden I realize when I am.

-- Teresa (, September 10, 2000.

In Northern N.Y. very seldom is school cancelled for snow .Maybe a delay , we are still warry of ice after the big ice storm though .

-- Patty Gamble (, September 10, 2000.

Here in E. Central Illinois, the hospital that I work for calls us when bad weather is predicted and tells us to pack a bag and head for work. (No, of course they don't pay us for coming in and waiting to work) New Year's before last, I spent 3 days snowed in at the hosp - slept on the Psych ward the 1st day, in a visitors lounge the 2nd day and worked a double the third day - taking a nap on the floor on my dinner break - because there were NO beds, couches, recliners, etc... avail. It was like being in the Navy - one person rolled out of the rack and another rolled in! They also call the road patrols and tell them to open our roads and then send people out in 4WD to pick us up. It's so nice to be needed.... My Ma-in-law lives just 7 miles away, but it was easier to stay at the hosp. than clean a ton of snow off the car - not to mention, I would've had to shovel her drive to get in and out! Thank Heavens we only get one or two snows a year like that - well, usually, anyway!! I just hope they all happen on my days off! (Not that that works either - I still get hauled in!)

-- Polly (, September 10, 2000.

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