With all the snow that fell across Connecticut, 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.
"Several employees have suffered serious injuries related to slips, trips and falls during the winter months," according to a USPS press release. "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.