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 Snow Removal Policy

Roads are cleaned in priority order, beginning with major arteries, the secondary roadways, and finally residential streets and cul-de-sacs.  The Public Works Department makes every effort to keep all Township roads clean, but in cases of unpredictable or falling snow it may take time for crews to make it to residential roads.  The Department of Public Works is responsible for 30.53 miles of roadway. 
 
Halfmoon Township is not responsible for damage to mailboxes caused by snowplows since mailboxes are erected on the right-of-way at the property owner's risk.  Please view the list of Penn Dot Suggestions below to reduce thte possiblity of mailbox damage. 
 
Penn Dot Suggestions
 
  • Homeowners should make sure their mailbox is firmly supported and placed as far beyond the shoulder of the highway as the postal carrier can reach.
  • Place a 6 to 8 inch piece of reflective tape on the mailbox to help snowplow operators see the mailbox at night.
  • Remove snow from around the mailbox, but avoid throwing snow back on the roadway.
  • If the mailbox is located within the legal right-of-way and damage is experienced in the past, you may want to consider relocating your mailbox.
  • Homeowners can also consider installing a cantilevered mailbox support that will swing out of harms way.  (Plans for building the cantilevered mailbox support can be obtained from a PENNDOT County Maintenance Office. 1-800-FIX-Road).
 Please remember that higher speeds are often necessary to contend with heavy snow, wet snow.  Taking steps to ensure the visability and stability of mailboxes will help snowplow operators and postal carriers continue to deliver quality service this winter.