Sioux Falls begins 3rd year testing snow gatesThe devices are being used on 10 percent of the city’s streets this winter.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Sioux Falls has started its third year of testing snow gates, devices that block the snow from piling up at the end of driveways when streets are plowed.
The media reports the devices were tested only twice last year, but officials hope for more snow and more testing this winter.
The city council voted last week to hold an election in 2014 to let residents of South Dakota’s largest city decide whether they want the snow gates used citywide.
The devices are being used on 10 percent of the city’s streets this winter.
Galynn Huber with the Sioux Falls Street Department says the test will determine how much extra time, fuel and money it takes to drop the snow gate at every driveway.