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Clear Lake residents asked to inspect condition of mailboxes

CLEAR LAKE – The Clear Lake Public Works Department is asking homeowners to inspect and evaluate the condition of their mailbox prior to the onset of winter weather.

City snowplow operators pay close attention to avoid mailboxes within the right-of-way. Mailboxes are rarely hit by plows. Instead, the mailbox or the mailbox and post are toppled by the snow roll off the end of the snowplow.

The Public Works Department is asking homeowners to inspect and evaluate the condition of their mailbox and its support post prior to the onset of winter weather. The mailboxes and the posts that support them do require occasional maintenance or even replacement.

Residents should check to assure that mailboxes are firmly attached to the post and that the post is constructed sturdily enough to withstand the weight of the snow as it comes off the end of the snowplow. Homeowners should also check their mailbox to assure it has not begun to lean out into the street.

Residents are also reminded that they are responsible for clearing their mailbox area of snow to ensure mail delivery.

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