Mail Delivery Will Resume When It's Safe, USPS Says

Customers are asked to clear the way to mailboxes for when the U.S. Postal Service resumes mail delivery, which officials said could be as soon as Monday.

With all the snow that fell across Connecticut, including around 30 inches in Southington, residents are wondering how and when they will get their mail.

"We will attempt delivery where it is safe to do so but customers will need to clear the way to the mailbox," said U.S. Postal Service Representative Christine Dugas via an e-mail to Patch.

The USPS is requesting that customers clear their mailboxes and walkways of snow and ice during the snowy season. Unfortunately for some in Southington that might mean a little extra work.

"Several employees have suffered serious injuries related to slips, trips and falls during the winter months," according to a USPS press release.

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"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."

The release also noted the following requests:

  • Walkways should be cleared of snow and ice and allow enough traction to avoid slips, trips or falls.
  • Stairs should also be kept in good repair and free of ice and snow so as not to cause injury to the letter carriers or others who visit the customer’s home.
  • Adding salt or sand to walkways can decrease the chance of injury, not just to letter carriers but to other visitors as well.

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Veritas February 11, 2013 at 03:03 AM
So much for rain, sleet or gloom of night. No wonder the postal service is in trouble. Shame the rest of the workers in the country couldn't pull the same stunt as not going to work until it's safe!
mel sher February 12, 2013 at 03:17 AM
they sit in a truck and don't extend or get out, how can these guy's get hurt....


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