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  January 16th, 2024 | Written by

Postal Service Seeks Community Support for Safe Winter Mail Deliveries

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In the midst of New England’s anticipated winter weather, the Postal Service is reaching out to residents for support in ensuring safe and efficient mail delivery. Acknowledging the challenges posed by snow and ice during this season, the Postal Service emphasizes the importance of residents’ cooperation in maintaining clear pathways for letter carriers.

Winter conditions, coupled with shorter days, can make walking and driving hazardous for letter carriers, especially when operating in reduced visibility. Residents are urged to remain vigilant and mindful of postal vehicles and carriers on foot, particularly during winter months.

The primary concern lies around residences, where various service providers, including letter carriers, newspaper carriers, meter readers, and delivery personnel, may navigate. To enhance safety for everyone, residents are encouraged to clear snow and ice from sidewalks, walkways, porches, and steps to prevent accidents and falls.

Specifically addressing mailboxes at the curb, residents are requested to regularly remove snow and ice, ensuring safe access for carriers and uninterrupted mail delivery. Despite challenging weather conditions, the Postal Service emphasizes its commitment to connecting the nation through mail, expressing appreciation for the community’s efforts in keeping carriers safe throughout the winter season.