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Mailboxes, Unintended Casualty Of Snow Plows

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DELAWARE - As snow plows clear the streets in Delaware, one unexpected casualty: mailboxes.

DelDOT spokesperson, Jim Westhoff, says with more than 400 trucks out -- dozens of mailboxes a year are hit either by the blades from plow trucks...or just damaged by snow being shoveled off the road.

"Unfortunately, it's just a byproduct of what we do," says Westhoff, "there aren't very many ways we can avoid that.  We have a lot of roads to plow and only a certain amount of time."

If your mailbox or other property was damaged by one of DelDOT's snow plows.  There is the possibility of reimbursement.  Call the Delaware insurance coverage office at 1-877-277-4185.

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