Officials say weight of snow, not wayward plows, caused most damage

Dozens of county residents face fixing their mailboxes or buying new ones after snow pushed off the roads by plow trucks knocked them down last week.

More than 40 residents called the Johnson County Highway Department by Friday to say snowplows had knocked their mailboxes over. But more commonly, the snow pushed by the plows was the culprit, director Luke Mastin said.

“The snow was wet, so it was very heavy. A lot of boxes that came down were because the snow hit them coming off the blade. That’s not something we have a lot of control over,” he said.

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