I saw this set up and thought it was clever. The city put concrete barricades into the back of the utility trucks for traction last week when it was so slippery.
Here is a panarama of the back yard where I am living right now. I took it this weekend and stitched it together this week at work while I was waiting for my files to upload to the server. Click here for a large version of the image (warning, 17MB)