Nearly a dozen homeowners in one South Windsor neighborhood woke up to find their mailboxes in pieces Wednesday morning.
Mailboxes are frequent casualties of winter storms, but so many went down in the area that police are looking into the mystery.
A homeowner on Quarry Brook Drive in South Windsor captured video of what appears to be the snow plow that took out his mailbox following Tuesday’s storm.
“Probably 3 or 4 in the morning my dogs were going crazy,” neighbor Judy Smith said.
Smith was woken up that night by the sound of a plow outside. She lives near that Quarry Brooke Drive home, over on Stanley Drive. Her son spotted their neighbor’s damaged mailboxes across the street in the morning.
“We were kind of trying to do the driveway and he looked around he’s like omg look at all these mailboxes.. and we thought it was the town plow,” Smith said.
The town’s Department of Public Works said the damage is actually the work of a private contractor doing driveways, not someone who was supposed to plow the streets. And after viewing the video, DPW said the driver was on the wrong side of the road.
As a courtesy to the residents, DPW said they’ve replaced 11 mailboxes.
South Windsor police said they’re actively investigating and looking to identify the plow driver.