Have you shaken your mailbox lately? - FOX 32 News Chicago

Have you shaken your mailbox lately?

Posted: Updated:

That's the advice from the County Road Association of Michigan. With winter around the corner, it's a good time to check the stability of your mailbox if it rests on a post along the road.

Snow and slush thrown by snowplows can be enough to knock down a loose mailbox. If the box seems unstable, it might be good to tighten screws or even replace the post.

Gov. Rick Snyder has declared Saturday as Shake Your Mailbox Day. It was turned into a statewide campaign in 2009 after a county road commission was frustrated by complaints of damaged mailboxes.

The County Road Association of Michigan represents Michigan's 83 county road agencies in Lansing.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Customer at Menards killed by falling tiles

    Customer at Menards killed by falling tiles

    Saturday, August 30 2014 6:47 PM EDT2014-08-30 22:47:00 GMT
    Chesterfield Township police say a customer has died tonight after a pallet full of flooring tile fell on him at the Menard's located on Market Place Road.
    Chesterfield Township police say a customer has died tonight after a pallet full of flooring tile fell on him at the Menard's located on Market Place Road.
  • Suspect sought in Royal Oak bank robbery

    Suspect sought in Royal Oak bank robbery

    Saturday, August 30 2014 4:23 PM EDT2014-08-30 20:23:29 GMT
    Royal Oak police are investigating a bank robbery that occurred Saturday morning at the Fifth Third bank located on Woodward near Carmen Avenue.
    Royal Oak police are investigating a bank robbery that occurred Saturday morning at the Fifth Third bank located on Woodward near Carmen Avenue.
  • Health Works: How to beat 'seasonal sadness'

    Health Works: How to beat 'seasonal sadness'

    Saturday, August 30 2014 1:10 AM EDT2014-08-30 05:10:41 GMT
    The unofficial end of summer is here and some people feel sad and aren't looking forward to fall and are more than sorry to see summer end..
    The unofficial end of summer is here and some people feel sad and aren't looking forward to fall and are more than sorry to see summer end..
  • Download the FOX 2 Apps


  • FOX 2 News Five-Day Forecast
Powered by WorldNow

205 N. Michigan Avenue
Ground Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
Station Operator: (312) 565-5532
Newsroom: (312)565-5533

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices