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Postal Service Asks Customers to Clear Walkways and Areas Around Mailboxes of Snow and Ice

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Winter storms and along with them the cold, snow and icy conditions can make delivery of your mail very challenging for letter carriers and your Post Office.

Support your letter carrier and Post Office in providing safe and timely delivery of your mail.

We will do our best to make delivery to all addresses. At the same time, we must insure the safety of our carriers along their routes. We’re asking that customers take caution themselves as they clear a path for their letter carrier.

Postal residential and business customers are asked to clear your mailbox area of snow, sleet, slush, ice and debris, including clearing nearby sidewalks, steps and porches.

If mailboxes are blocked off and conditions are difficult, letter carriers must always consider safety and accessibility first. Letter carriers are instructed to not deliver to mailboxes and locations which are too hazardous or unsafe to access.

Whether you have a street-side, centralized neighborhood/cluster unit, house, or door mailbox, postal letter carriers need to have clear and safe access to deliver your mail.

Your local Post Office and letter carriers greatly appreciate the public’s support.