Broken mailbox posts may happen during a snow storm, even though our plow drivers are warned to take all precautions to avoid striking them with the wing of the plow. Some tips on placement of mailboxes that will help minimize the chance of damage:
- Place reflective material on the side of the box visible to approaching traffic. Also, 4 in. high letters to identify the address is recommended to assistemergency vehicles.
- Mailbox post size must not exceed 4” x 4” for a wooden post of 2” diameter for a steel pipe post for roadside barrier safety. Posts that are more substantial in construction are considered “deadly fixed objects” and are not permitted within the Town way.
- Mailboxes should be installed at least 42” high to provide clearance for the plow wing as shown in the picture. We recommend of an extended arm type post with a free-swinging suspended mailbox. This allows snowplows to sweep near or under boxes without damage to supports and provides easy access to the boxes by the carrier and customer.