Archive for March 25th, 2017

Snowplow vs. Plastic Fence

We spotted this on our regular walk around the block:

Plastic fence vs snow

Plastic fence vs snow

The horizontal rails have a latching ramp that’s good enough in most circumstances:

Plastic fence - rail latch detail

Plastic fence – rail latch detail

PerhapsĀ those latches released as designed under an overload. The snowplow would have been traveling toward us on that side of the roadĀ and pushed the snow against the fence panels hard enough to dislodge the rail latches from their sockets.

I suppose they can zip the fence panels back in place, one by one, without rebuilding the whole affair.