With Winter in full swing, Brookfield Public Works officials are calling on residents to be cautious of the plows during storms and after as they clear the right of way. Snow and ice is thrown at great speeds and quantities and could be dangerous. Parents are urged not to let children play in the snow banks near the road edge. During plowing it is inevitable that mailboxes will be damaged, although Public Works crews do their best to minimize it. It's the Brookfield town policy that if the box was damaged by the snow being thrown from the plow – not because the plow ran off the road and hit the box -- the town is not liable. The detailed policy is on the town website.