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News Release
January 5, 2011




Minnesota Department of Transportation
Rochester District 6
2900 48th Street
Rochester, MN 55901


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MnDOT reminds public about damaged mailbox procedures


ROCHESTER, Minn. - The Minnesota Department of Transportation has received a number of complaints from citizens about mailboxes damaged in southeastern Minnesota after efforts to clear snow from multiple December 2010 storms.

“Heavy snow may be the reason some mailboxes and latches need to be replaced, and that is the owner’s responsibility,” said MnDOT Maintenance Superintendent Wesley Smith.

Please note the following reminders about mailboxes along state highways:

MnDOT follows up on all mailbox damage complaints and appreciates cooperation from mailbox owners when investigating damages. To report a mailbox hit by a snowplow along a state highway in southeastern Minnesota, call 507-286-7500 (Rochester) or 507-446-5500 (Owatonna).   




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