Originally Posted by f1100turbo
Drifts in the open country were anywhere from 3' to 10' high and maybe 25 to a 100 yards in width depending on the landscape.
When I was growing up outside of Rochester, NY, there was plentry of open farm land. The town would put up "snow fences"in the winter time on the open land that the main roads went though in an effort to keep the snow from drifting onto the roads.
The "snow fences" were nothing more than a wire frame that narrow pickets were attached to.
Did it work? I can't say one way or the other,but that was one way they tried to control snow drifts.