With our area experiencing temperatures below freezing, arctic windchills and more snow in the forecast the Postal Service is asking customers to assist their letter carriers by clearing a path to the mailbox. By clearing walkways and stairways of snow and ice, letter carriers will be able to deliver the mail as safely as possible. Cleared paths will also reduce the possibility of injuries to letter carriers through slipping and falling.
Although many outdoor workers discontinue their activity in inclement weather, letter carriers are still on the job--each delivering to hundreds of customers daily, but if access to the mailbox is blocked by snow or ice, officials remind them that safety is paramount to delivering the mail.
Letter carriers want to deliver the mail but in cases when they cannot get to a mailbox, they must bring the mail back to the post office. Customers can assist letter carriers in the completion of their appointed rounds by clearing a path to the mailbox.