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DOT plow trucks have wiped out lots of mailboxes this winter

Posted 24 February 2015 at 12:00 am

Editor:

Driving down Route 104 in the Town of Murray a large number of mailboxes have been greatly compromised if not smashed by the snow plows this winter. The NYSDOT is responsible for clearing this section of Route 104.

Is there any way residences of this town can be reimbursed by the DOT for this negligence? Our mailbox was very clear of snow and was still smashed, the wooden post sheared off and thrown down the road. That was not caused by just snow hitting it.

My kids enjoy driving down the road and counting the obliterated mailboxes. Just from the blinking light in Murray to 3 miles west there are 13-plus mailboxes out of commission, mostly on the south side.

What are we supposed to do now that there is a huge pile of snow on the shoulder and no way to put up a new post and box? Does the DOT have a clue what is going on or are they turning a blind eye since it’s been a “bad” winter? I’m just aggravated.

Kellie Gregoire
Murray