A path or parking spot makes the trip safe for delivery, USPS said.
The US Postal Service said today that customers should keep sidewalks, steps, drives and areas around mailboxes free from snow. Spokeswoman Valerie Hughes explained Thursday: “Ice and snow add an element of risk to mail delivery. The safety of our carriers is always a concern. Keeping access areas to mailboxes clear of snow and ice makes their jobs a little easier and much safer.” She also asked that rural delivery customers spread sand and salt where the mail vehicle stops for delivery.