1114 Bushkill Center Rd. Nazareth, PA 18064 | 610-759-1250

Public Works - Snow Removal

Bushkill Township

It is the goal of the Bushkill Township Road Maintenance department to maintain safe and passable roads during winter storms. The Road Department tries to get as many roads plowed and salted as possible before residents have to leave for work or return home from work, although, depending upon the timing of the storm, it is not always possible.
Please be patient.

It takes the Maintenance Department approximately 3 1/2 to 4 hours to cover every Township road under normal circumstances. Extreme conditions such as ice, heavy snowfall, and wind can extend the time it takes to clear roads. Main roads are always given a higher priority.

In order to keep the roads open, the plows need to plow along the edge of the roads. The drivers do their best to not damage any mailboxes, but unfortunately, they cannot always prevent it. They have no control of where the plow unloads the windrow of snow, and occasionally, the weight of the snow knocks over mailboxes.

Since most mailboxes are located within Township road right of way, the Township does not repair or replace them.

You can try some of the suggestions below to try to minimize mailbox damage

  • When installing your mailbox, keep it as far from the edge of the roadway as possible.
  • Remove snow from around your mailbox, but avoid throwing the snow back onto the roadway.
  • Inspect your mailbox before winter. Make sure it is firmly supported in the ground. Check for deteriorated wooden posts and rusted metal posts. Also make sure your mailbox is securely mounted to the post. Check the mounts for rust and wear as well.
  • If possible, avoid plastic mailboxes. Some plastic mailboxes have a tendency to shatter in cold weather.
  • If your mailbox continues to get knocked down, you may want to consider changing the location of the mailbox. Sometimes moving the mailbox a few feet in either direction can help.

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