Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Wednesday in Wyoming -- November 20, 2013
The Wyoming Department of Transportation, better known as WYDOT, is responsible for the placement, construction and maintenance of snow fences, and it's a big job. How big? There are more than two million -- yes million! -- linear feet of snow fences in the state. I don't know about you, but I was impressed with that number.
Did you ever wonder about the placement of the snow fences? I hadn't, but it turns out that that's the responsibility of WYDOT's Winter Research Teams. Those lucky employees get to travel the highways in the worst weather the state can offer -- think heavy snow and 40 mph or higher winds -- to see where the worst drifting is occurring. I'm thankful that I'm a writer and not part of one of those teams!
So, tell me, are there snow fences where you live? If not, what other weather-related things do you see along the highways?