Department of Public Works

A Good Shake could save your Mail Box

Posted: November 09, 2010

Each winter, mailboxes are damaged during winter maintenance operations. More often than not, damage to mailboxes is caused by snow pushing against weakened posts or hardware. If you can shake your mailbox, it probably needs maintenance. Take time now to make any repairs needed so your mailbox will be strong enough to survive the winter. Proper maintenance may help to prevent damage that results in delayed mail delivery, or worse, having to make alternate delivery arrangements.  On “Shake Your Mailbox Day”, please give your mail box an aggressive shaking and a thorough inspection.

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