Snowstorm expected: Postal Services asks to clear snow and ice

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) ---  With a snowstorm expected to blanket the region, the Postal Service is asking customers to clear snow and ice from sidewalks, stairs, and mailboxes to help letter carriers deliver the mamil Monday, Jan. 25.

“Snow and ice make delivery dangerous and slow,” said Lakeland District Manager Eddie Masangcay. “Maintaining a clear path to the mail box – including steps, porches, walkways and street approach – will help letter carriers maintain consistent delivery service and help them get those cards and packages delivered on time.” 

According to a news release by USPS, 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.

USPS said 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 of snow an dice. 

"We want letter carriers to be safe," Masangcay said. "We can only do this with the help of our customers."

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