Postal service asks residents to keep paths to mailboxes clear

Photo courtesy U.S. Postal Service
Photo courtesy U.S. Postal Service

DENVER —  With the recent big snowfall, postal officials are asking residents across the area to help their carriers deliver the mail by clearing snow and ice from mailboxes and walkways.

“We’re in your neighborhood six days a week in every kind of weather, so we’re up for the challenge,” said Denver Postmaster Mark Talbott. “But we could use the help of our customers to eliminate safety concerns and help you get your mail. Since every carrier delivers to hundreds of homes and businesses, the risks are compounded with a big storm like this.”

Here’s what customers can do to keep their letter carrier safe:

  • If you receive delivery of mail to a rural-type post mailbox, please clear around the box to allow your carrier to drive up to the box, deposit mail and drive away.
  • If your mail is delivered at your residence or business, please keep the path to your mail box or slot clear of snow and ice. Delivery personnel, meter readers, friends and family will also benefit from a safe and convenient path to your door.

Providing a safe access to your mailbox helps letter carriers deliver your mail safely and without interruption.

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