Each year the Township schedules a preliminary run of Snow Routes to identify obstacles and areas of concern for our truck operators. This allows our truck operators to identify mailboxes that stand in the way of the snow plow. Postcards are mailed annually to residents to alert them to the potential problem.
Elizabeth Township repairs or replaces only a mailbox and/or post that is actually struck by the snow plow blade. Usually a paint mark or truck tire tracks supply evidence of a mailbox strike.
Elizabeth Township does not repair or replace mailboxes and/or posts that fall from the force of the plowed snow.
Mailboxes and supporting posts must be installed to withstand the rigors of snow removal, including the force of the snow pushed from the street onto the roadside.
Contact Elizabeth Township Road Department to report a plow damaged mailbox, and a representative will investigate.