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Turkey Tracks: Mailboxes and Snowplows

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Turkey Tracks:  March 6, 2015

Mailboxes and Snowplows

I stopped on the way into the driveway to check for mail and thought you might get a kick out of seeing the “problem” of snow plows and mailboxes in Maine in deep snow.

Here you can see how thoroughly shorn my mailbox is from its post.



Most folks do exactly what I did:  stick the mailbox into the snow bank as best as one can until the snow season is over and the snow bank is gone.

Here’s a picture that shows you how vulnerable the mailbox is to the plows when they are dealing with a lot of snow on the side of the road:


You can see how far out into what is left of the road the mailbox would be.  I put up several reflective markers, but with all the snow we’ve had, the plow drivers are tired and often are coming down a very steep, curving hill with a load of snow in front.

Stephen Pennoyer tells me “come spring” we’re going to replace this box with one that will swing to the side with the plow’s movement.

Written by louisaenright

March 6, 2015 at 4:55 pm