When your your mailbox looks more like an ice box, you might want to clear the way if you can.
“Don’t expect the mailman to reach over and be in charge,” said Jane Brown from Green Bay. “You’ve got to take some responsibility, yourself.”
There is no law in Green Bay saying you have to, USPS just might end up passing on you.
“If they don’t want to dig it out, well, then they don’t get their junk mail and their bills,” said Chris Pirlot, Operations Director for Green Bay.
Snow has been building up, and so have the snow walls lining the roads.
And sometimes there are wintertime casualties.
“If the city of Green Bay, when we’re out there plowing, breaks a mailbox, that’s on us,” he said. “We will do whatever we can to repair it.”
They are fixed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Just call and get your name on the list.
And that list can get long, so don’t wait around.
“The highest number of mailboxes we’ve had to repair in a winter season is about 200,” said Pirlot.
You could be waiting until the spring for a full-on replacement, but Green Bay’s got you covered.
“We will always do whatever we can as soon as possible to get your mailbox back up,” he said. “Even if it’s a temporary mailbox, so you can continue to get your mail.”