PennDOT: prepare your mailbox

MONTOURSVILLE – As snow is starting to appear in the forecast, it is time to prepare for snow plows.  PennDOT reminds residents that snow thrown from plows can easily damage mailboxes that are not prepared.  Mailbox damage is the responsibility of the property owner.

To help you reduce the risk of mailbox damage, PennDOT offers these tips:

* Place a 6- to 8-inch piece of reflective tape on the mailbox to help snow plow operators see it at night.
* Remove snow from around the mailbox, but never throw it back onto the road.
* If the mailbox is located within the legal right-of-way and damage was experienced in the past, homeowners may want to consider repositioning the mailbox before winter.