BOUNTIFUL — Piles of snow several inches deep in the streets, sidewalks and park strips of Davis County are making it difficult for letter carriers to deliver mail.
Postal authorities in Davis County and throughout Utah are reminding customers that they are responsible for providing an accessible path to mailboxes.
"Winter storms make mail delivery very challenging for our letter carriers," USPS District Manager Ken McArthur said in a press release on Friday. "Clearing a path to your mailbox will go a long way toward keeping our letter carriers safe and ensuring mail delivery each day."
Postal customers who receive door mail delivery should clear their sidewalks, steps, and access ways of all ice and snow, according to the press release. Customers with street-side mailboxes or centralized cluster neighborhood mailbox delivery should also pay special attention to having a safe and clear pathway to their mailbox.
Letter carriers will continue to do their best to deliver the mail, McArthur said, but when mailboxes and approaches to mailboxes are buried in snow and ice it can be too difficult to safely deliver mail.
If mailboxes are blocked and conditions are too difficult, letter carriers must consider safety and accessibility first. They are instructed to refrain from delivering too locations they deem too hazardous.
If you have not received your mail, call or visit the post office nearest you.