Feb. 8, 2021

USPS asks our customer to please clear snow and ice from pathways

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — The freeze is on throughout Indiana. This means snow and icy conditions in our neighborhoods with the likelihood of an increase in weather-related accidents for our carriers and customers. When walking and driving conditions are icy, both drivers and pedestrians are at risk. We need your help to keep our letter carriers safe from slips, trips or falls.

“Our letter carriers are the best in the business,” said Acting Greater Indiana District Manager Christi Johnson-Kennedy. “While they are accustomed to winter weather, they still need the cooperation of homeowners to help them reduce the risk of accidents.”

Mounds of snow and patches of ice in front of mailboxes create havoc for carriers trying to safely affect mail delivery. We’re asking that residents maintain a clear path to the mailbox — including steps, porches, walkways and approach from the street — and help postal carriers provide timely delivery of those holiday packages, cards and letters

We’re also asking residents who receive curbside mail delivery to keep the approach to and from the mailbox clear of snow, or any other obstacles such as trash cans and other vehicles.  The carrier needs to be able to delivery your mail safely without leaving the vehicle or backing up.

The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.

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