Winters are here and more snow is expected to cover the region in the coming days. So, it’s a high time you take out your old seasonal tool, the shovel. USPS is requesting its customers to clear snow and ice from their mailbox, sidewalks, and stairs to make the work of letter carriers a little easier. A/Milwaukee Postmaster A.R. “Bob” Odell said that “Snow and Ice make the delivery slow and dangerous”. Hence it is requested to all customers that they clear the paths to their mailbox which includes steps, walkways, street approaches, and porches.
The delivery services can be delayed whenever the streets or walkways are covered with snow or when the snow is plowed against the mailbox. That’s why as the last resort the mail is scheduled to be delivered on the next delivery day.
It is worth mentioning here that USPS doesn’t get any percentage of tax money for operating expenses. USPS only relies on the sale of their products, services, and postages for operating expenses. That’s why it’s requested to customers to help ease the work of Postal workers a little easier.
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Customers who are getting door-step delivery should clear their sidewalk, porches, and steps. Customers who are receiving mails through curbside delivery should get rid of snow piles left after plowing so that letter carriers can easily access the mailbox.
The Blue Collection boxes used to collect mails should also be kept clean to make it easier for customers to drop their mails and for the Postal Service to collect those mails. So, if you are a resident or a business having a collection box near your property then USPS requests you to keep the collection boxes clear of snow and ice. Letter carriers can continue doing their work safely only with the help of customers, says Odell. So, that’s it for this post. Stay tuned for more news and posts on USPS. Thanks for reading.