User uShare Login | Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.

61° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options



Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.


[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!


Snow Gates Back Again This Winter

December 4, 2013, 9:55 PM by Jared Ransom

Snow Gates Back Again This Winter

The snow is coming down again, and for the fourth straight winter in Sioux Falls, the snow gates are coming out.

Six snow plows this year will have the gates attached to them, keeping snow piles on driveways and near sidewalks much lower.

For Russ Witt, he appreciates what the snow gates do at the corner close to his home.

"Well, when they've come by here before, it hasn't been perfect. They've left a little bit of snow in front of those, but it's a heck of a lot better than plugging up all the access to the sidewalks and it freezes solid," Witt said.

Witt hopes he doesn't have to see much of what the alternative has to offer.

"When a regular snow plow comes through here, they shove everything up there and you end up with, depending on how much snow is out there, you can end up with a drift that's three or four feet high of hard-packed, frozen snow to try to dig through," Witt said.

The city is using three years of data and testing to roll out the snow gates effectively, but Ray Luke wants to see more of them out right now.

"From what I've seen, they look like they do a good job. Kind of tired of hearing about them. I think they just should put them on and use them," Luke said.

This is the last winter season before a vote to approve the use of the snow gates on all city plows takes place.

Based on what they see in front of their homes, both Witt and Luke believe the measure will pass with no major hurdles.

"Can't say for the rest of Sioux Falls, but I think everybody would see the benefit once they see the gates in action," Witt said.

City officials do say that it will take longer to plow the streets if the snow gates are being used.

Previous Story

Next Story



Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View news

You may also like

Woman Killed In Sioux Falls Home

4/16/2014 6:01 PM

Sioux Falls police are investigating a murder in the southwest part of the city.

Full Story
SF Woman Dies In Crash Near Brookings

4/12/2014 10:34 AM

A Sioux Falls woman died in a two vehicle crash on I-29 south of Brookings.

Full Story
SF Murder Victim Stabbed, Suspect Got Pills

4/17/2014 10:12 AM

Sioux Falls Police have released the names of the suspect and victim in the city's second homicide of 2014.

Full Story
Missing Girls Case Update On Tuesday

4/15/2014 7:15 AM

Authorities plan to release an update on the investigation into the 1971 disappearance of two South Dakota girls.

Full Story
Remains Found In Car Are Missing Girls

4/15/2014 1:39 PM

After more than 40 years, the families of two missing teenage girls now know what happened to them.

Full Story


KELOLAND TV: 501 S. Phillips Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Phone: 605.336.1100 · Breaking News call: 1-800-888-5356
Web Site Design and Custom Programming By: Lawrence & Schiller© 2014 KELO-TV -- KELOLAND.COM -- ALL RIGHTS RESERVED