A Message from Frank Ferreira, Road Highway Agent

How to avoid damage to mailboxes during storms

Tips to avoid damage to mailboxes during storms


Our plow drivers are warned to take all precautions to avoid striking mailboxes with the wing of the plow during winter plowing. Below are some tips to help reduce the chances of damage being done tomailboxes during winter plowing:

  • Mailboxes should be shoveled out so they are clearly visible.
  • Place reflective material on the side of the box visible to approaching traffic, also, 3" high reflective letters to identify the address is recommended to assist emergency vehicles.
  • Be sure that your mailbox is firmly attached to its post and that the post is securely buried in the ground. Check the condition of your post — if it has been in the ground for a few years, it may be rotted even if it looks okay. Additionally, be sure that your mailbox and post are correctly installed