Why do they put hay on the side of the road

Hay or straw bales are often used to intercept sediment and trap it.

Straw bale dikes are a temporary sediment barrier constructed of straw bales located downslope of a disturbed area or around a storm drainage outlet to redirect debris flows or trap debris materials.

They are usually installed in areas requiring protection from sedimentation expected from predicted rainfall events that will cause erosion.

They are intended to provide protection for a limited time, usually less than 3 months

Spring and summer showers may mean flowers, but wet pavement contributes to nearly 1.2 million traffic crashes each year.

Here are some tips that you’ll want to follow the next time you’re caught driving in the rain shared by AAA.com.

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