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Monday, December 21, 2009

PennDOT Offers Tips to Homeowners for a “Snow plow-friendly” Mailbox

“Snow plow-friendly” Mailbox
Clearfield – Winter is upon us and PennDOT District 2 wants to remind homeowners living along state roads to make sure their mailbox is “snow plow-friendly”.

PennDOT’s goal for winter, as always, is to maintain safe and passable roads. During snowy weather, maintaining passable roads often requires plowing the snow to the edge of the shoulder of the road. Because most mailboxes are placed within PennDOT’s legal right-of-way, it is up to the homeowner to make certain that their mailbox can withstand snow being thrown from a passing snowplow.

Snowplow operators normally maintain lower speeds when plowing in areas where mailboxes are present. Occasionally, higher speeds are required to effectively plow heavy or wet snow. Usually, if a mailbox is placed as far back from the shoulder of the road as a letter carrier can reach, and is firmly supported, it should survive the winter.


PennDOT offers the following tips to homeowners that can help reduce the possibility of mailbox damage from routine winter plowing operations.

• Place a six- to eight-inch piece of reflective tape on the mailbox to help snowplow operators see the mailbox at night.
• Remove snow from around the mailbox, but avoid throwing the snow back onto the roadway.
• If the mailbox is located within the legal right-of way and damage was experienced in the past, homeowners may want to consider relocating the mailbox.

Homeowners may want to consider installing a cantilevered mailbox support that will swing a mailbox out of harm’s way. Plans for building the cantilevered “snow plow-friendly” mailbox can be obtained from any PennDOT County Maintenance Office in District 2 or by contacting the District Press Officer at (814) 765-0423. PennDOT District 2 includes the following counties: Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Juniata, McKean, Mifflin and Potter.

Making sure your mailbox is “snow plow-friendly” by ensuring its visibility and stability will help PennDOT and your local letter carrier deliver their best this winter.

13 comments :

Unknown said...

When all else fails, paint a bulls-eye on the side of your mailbox.

Seriously now ... I think it is a two-way give and take here. I have seen times when I could swear that the snowplow actually drove off the road just to hit the mailbox.

I have seen mailsboxes that have "asked" to be hit as well as those "properly" installed.

Anonymous said...

With the plow truck drivers it's called mailbox baseball !!!

Anonymous said...

If you hear PENNDOT talking among themselves, it is a big joke as to who "GOT THE MOST MAILBOXES LAST NIGHT"

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU to the Coudersport post office for "going above and beyond" to go out of the way, to bring mail directly to my house,after the DOT plowed my mailbox down,after one inch of snow.The DOT DID bring three employees,yes,that's right,3 employees,to come here and LOOK at the damage.Then to inform me,it's in the ROW.Nothing we can do.

Anonymous said...

Some of these snow plow drivers need better training, if you don't beleive me, just drive up Rt44 and around the Ice Mine Road and Mitchell Hollow and see the big pyrimid they leave..It is a hazard!!

Anonymous said...

12:23 Radio

In case you don't know the 800 mhz radios are monitored, by the dispatchers and also District, is also capable of being monitored in Harrisburg. so I doubt very much if that type of chatter takes place.

Anonymous said...

That's bull. We never tried to hit a mailbox. I did take a guys mirror off his truck on E. 2nd St accidently! Went back in the morning and told him and set up an appointment @ Kightlingers and paid for it! :) Brad

Anonymous said...

"Talking among themselves"...does not mention it being said on the radios! Ya it does happen, they do talk about it but not on a radio that is being monitored, duh!

Anonymous said...

Shame! Shame! on you people for criticizing Penn Dot workers, accidents do happen and if you think you can do their jobs better, than have at it! They have a Mega responsibility and it is not just one but several, they certainly got me to work safely for many years keeping the roads plowed and also my children arrived to school safely too ! Thank you Penn Dot workers for the great work you do! I could never do your jobs and I appreciate You's

Anonymous said...

If you people do not have a nice word to say about someone, than do not say anything,
I will defend Penn Dot employee's, they have a huge job to do out there, they are on stand by 24/7. They are called out at all hours for anything and evrything. Penn Dot owns these men & women as long as they are employed. Most of them do not enjoy Christmas with their families because they are out plowing snow to keep the roads safe for us & for the ones who are traveling to spend it with their family, I'd rather have my family get home safe and not killed than to be worrying about a mailbox !!!!! a mailbox can be replaced, a loved one can not !!!!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like like alot of penn dot workers posting here. Boo hoo Boo hoo if you don't like you job quit and get another !

Anonymous said...

I posted 10:35 & I'm not a Penn Dot employee, I think they do their jobs as best as they can so I'm giving credit where it is due !

Anonymous said...

I posted too and I'm not a Penn Dot employee and I agree with 10:35, they do the best they can and if you do not have a good word to say about anyone, do not say anything !! Keep up the good work Penn Dot !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!