Snowfall vs. Mailbox

After getting two feet of snow over the course of a few days, the snowbank at the end of the driveway absorbed the mailbox:

End of Driveway Snowbank

End of Driveway Snowbank

I try to gnaw a path closer to the mailbox for the USPS delivery truck, but it was pretty much a losing battle against the DOT snowplows.

Later that day, we carved the top off the banks on both sides to improve the sightlines along the road. After a week, we were once again comfortable making a left turn…

For perspective, after the 2011 Snowtober event, the DOT crew parked the shredder in front of the same bushes you can see in the top picture:

NYS DOT crew grinding branches

NYS DOT crew grinding branches