Snow and ice make sidewalks and roads slippery and are safety hazards for people working outdoors. Postal customers are reminded to keep walkways, steps and all access areas to mailboxes clear of ice and snow for the safe delivery of mail.
Rural delivery customers are reminded that ice and snow may make it difficult for mail delivery vehicles to stop at the mailbox. Spreading sand and salt where the vehicle stops will assist the carrier with the safe delivery of the mail.
"The safety of our carriers is always a concern," said postal spokesperson Valerie Hughes. "Ice and snow add an element of risk to mail delivery. Customers can help by clearing their walkways and drives."
"Letter carriers do their best to provide customers with quality service. Keeping sidewalks, steps, and access areas to mailboxes clear of snow and ice makes their job a little easier and much safer."