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Postal Service Asks for Your Help Clearing Snow from Walkways

By Potomac Local News March 3, 2014 12:02 pm

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Mail service is running today but letter carriers need your help to get your mail to you.

The U.S. Postal Service has asked that residents help clear sidewalks, steps, and snow from mailboxes to help ensure timely delivery today.

Here’s the latest in a press release:

• Customers are asked to clear enough snow from curbside boxes to allow mail trucks to approach the box, deliver the mail, and to drive away from the box without danger or the need for backing.

• Walkways should be cleared of snow and ice and allow enough traction to avoid slips, trips or falls.

• Steps should also be kept clear of ice and snow and in good repair so as not to cause injury to the letter carriers or others who visit the customer’s home.

What is this?

• Overhangs should be clear and free of snow and ice to avoid injury.

Business and residential customers can check the USPS Service Alerts web page for the latest information on service issues at: http://about.usps.com/news/service-alerts/welcome.htm.

Whether mail arrives on foot or by postal vehicle, the letter carrier needs access to the mailbox to deposit mail. Please make sure the mailbox itself is visible and free of snow and ice, and make sure it is safely accessible for your letter carrier. Letter carriers are instructed to hold mail to addresses where ice and snow are not cleared.


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