Shake roadside mailbox before the snow flies

By: The Associated Press. Email
By: The Associated Press. Email

LANSING, Mich. Hey, Michigan: Shake your mailbox.

That's the advice from the County Road Association of Michigan. With winter around the corner, it's a good time to check the stability of your mailbox if it rests on a post along the road.

Snow and slush thrown by snowplows can be enough to knock down a loose mailbox. If the box seems unstable, it might be good to tighten screws or even replace the post.

Gov. Rick Snyder has declared Saturday as Shake Your Mailbox Day. It was turned into a statewide campaign in 2009 after a county road commission was frustrated by complaints of damaged mailboxes.

The County Road Association of Michigan represents Michigan's 83 county road agencies in Lansing.


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