11 Sep '17, 8pm

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Reclaimed #Wood - gb&d https://t.co/BL3S7IbN26

Across Wyoming, the winter snow blows sideways at speeds up to 80 mph. On highways that span the vast stretches between places like Cheyenne, Casper, Gillette, Rock Springs, Rawlins, and Green River, that snow could pile up on asphalt and make travel hard and road maintenance expensive. So the state employs a technology that is simple, ancient, green, and less expensive than modern snowplowing. Wyoming uses a type of wooden snow fence that looks a little like an oversized shipping pallet tipped on end. Positioned upwind from state highways, these braced wood fences keep snowdrifts off the pavement so trucks and cars can keep moving. A 2005 article published in Government Engineering magazine found that every 20 feet of Wyoming wooden snow fences eliminates the need to plow 85 tons of snow annually, saving $116MM in highway maintenance and a commensurate amount in greenhous...

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