BOUNTIFUL – Winter storms are making it more difficult for letter carriers to deliver mail, and postal authorities in Davis County and throughout Utah are reminding postal customers to provide 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. “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 other paths of all ice and snow, according to the press release. Customers receiving street-side mailbox or centralized cluster neighborhood mailbox delivery should also pay special attention to having a safe and clear pathway to their mailboxes.
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 make their job too difficult.
If mailboxes are blocked and conditions are too difficult, letter carriers must consider safety and accessibility first. They are instructed to refrain from delivering to locations they deem too hazardous.