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When the city cleared streets of snow earlier this month, apparently the plows didn’t get close enough to the mailboxes for the Post Office to be happy. I received a notice that mail would be put on hold if all snow wasn’t cleared from around the mailbox. Who’s responsible, and where is the line drawn?

Megan Gilliland, a city spokeswoman, provided this response: “During plow operations, city crews work to maintain a safe distance from mailboxes to avoid damaging the mailboxes. This is a standard practice throughout most municipalities. “Under average circumstances, this type of issue would not generally be a problem. However, given the record snowfall over the holiday season and the amount of snow on the ground, the height of snow from plowing exacerbated this issue.”

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