I count my blessings after every street plowing that we have “snow gates”. The snow gate was one of the best inventions ever implemented especially when you consider the alternative. I remember growing up how much of a chore it was to chisel out the four foot high snow dam of ice and compacted snow at the end of the driveway. The residual snow left by snow plows equipped with snow gates leaves nothing more than a speed bump that you can easily drive over. It’s a minor convenience but it sure makes winter seem a little shorter.