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Prepare your mailbox for winter

Here at Alsace Township, our priority during winter storms is to clear and maintain roads to the best of our ability.  In our efforts to keep roads open our plows will come through and throw snow to the edge of the roads. Since mailboxes are typically placed in the right-of-way it is the homeowner’s responsibility to ensure that their mailbox can withstand the weight of snow being thrown from a plow.  Here are a few tips that may help.

  • Place reflective tape on your mailbox to help operators see it while plowing at night.
  • When shoveling around your mailbox please do not throw snow back into the road.
  • Make sure your mailbox is secure in the ground.
  • If you have experienced damage in the past, and it is in the legal right of way, consider moving your mailbox.

I’ve also attached a plan for a “swing” mailbox from PennDOT for another option.

PennDOT Cantilever Mailbox Support Plans

2024-01-30T15:39:44-05:00January 29th, 2024|
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