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Old Jan 3, 2007, 4:01 PM   #1
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Always a sad day when the snow fenced are put up at the beaches.


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Old Jan 3, 2007, 7:04 PM   #2
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I like this shot. The colors, the silhouette of the fence and the overall view make for a nice view.

I have seen a lot of different types of snow fences but have never seen one like this.

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Old Jan 3, 2007, 10:56 PM   #3
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Very nice, vsch1. The sunset adds to the "ending" of the season.
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Old Jan 3, 2007, 11:05 PM   #4
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I likes the photo but what are 'snow fences'?
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Old Jan 3, 2007, 11:07 PM   #5
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Snow fences are erected to control the drifting of snow. They are used to protect sections of highway subject to severe drifting. They can be used anywhere that severe drifting is a problem.

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Like BillieDougie I too was puzzled by what a snow fence was. Thanks for the explanation Cal.

I would not have guessed that snow fences were necessary on a beach. A highway or a building yes, but a beach?

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The snow fences are necessary due to the strong Nor'easter storms we get. The wind whips sand, snow and water up to roads, buildings and breaks through dunes. A strong wind without snow could cover a road with sand in a matter of hours. The snow fences help hold the sand back also.
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