Been at my farm for only three months and had been snowed in for two days (18 inches of snow blocking my 200 ft. driveway). I supposed if I would have thought this would ever happen in western WA that I would have gotten a four wheel drive! Any how - I closed the gate on Monday night!!!! When out to go to work this morning - the road - 200 ft away is clear. Thought I would walk out and open the gate to get a running start - well, I had to dig it out!!! Heavy wet snow blocking a 14 ft gate - who did I think was going to be getting in? Oh well, had to laugh and call in for a third day - my truck just fishtailed foward from where it had kept the snow off the road and stopped - will need to wait until spring thaw. For a once every 10 year storm I guess it's a small price to pay. Did save my deck cover though - cranked up the wood stove and opened the sliding door to the deck - raised the temp out there to 40 degrees and the water started to pour off! So next time it snows real deep I'll leave the gate open!