Remove snow, ice for safe, timely delivery of mail

With the winter season about to begin, and the history of last year’s difficult weather still fresh in our minds, we’re asking all of our customers to be proactive this year.

We’re reminding customers to please clear snow and ice clear from sidewalks, stairs and mailboxes. Maintaining a clear path to the mailbox will help keep letter carriers safe and ensure consistent delivery service during the winter.

Customers receiving door delivery should make sure their sidewalks, steps and porches are clear.  Customers receiving curbside delivery should remove snow piles left by snow plows to keep access to their mailboxes clear for letter carriers.

Delivery service may be delayed or curtailed whenever streets or walkways present hazardous conditions for letter carriers or when snow is plowed against mailboxes. Blue collection boxes also need to be kept clear for our customers to deposit their mail and for the Postal Service to collect the mail for delivery.  Residents and businesses with collection boxes near their property are asked to keep them clear of snow and ice.

We want our letter carriers to be safe and deliver the mail in a timely manner. We can only do this with the help of our customers.

Steve Schwalenburg

From the Nov. 19-25, 2014, issue

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