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Mailboxes vs. winter weather: Revisiting the rules

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The winter of 2010-11 has been brutal on everyone and everything in St. Croix County, including mailboxes along county roads.

County plow operators pass around 13,000 mailboxes during each snow removal round they drive in a typical snow storm; during one winter storm a plow can average about four rounds.

So when mailboxes along roadsides are not properly installed, the weight of wet, heavy snow coming from a plow can have damaging effects.

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Gretta Stark
Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.
(715) 426-1048
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