Postal Service Urges Casper Area Residents to Keep Clear Access to Mail Boxes
U.S. Postal Service letter carriers are working and its offices are open, despite the winter storm that has shut down much of Wyoming, according to a news release.
So the Postal Service wants residents to keep clear their walkways, porches and other accesses to postal boxes, said USPS Colorado/Wyoming District Manager Kevin Romero.
Letter carriers are on the front line of severe weather conditions. While salting and rubber-backed mats help, the Postal Service relies on residents to clear the snow.
The Postal Service recommends residents:
- Clear enough snow from curbside boxes so the carriers may approach, deliver the mail and leave safely and without blocking their vehicles.
- Clear walkways to allow enough traction so letter carriers can avoid slips, trips and falls.
- Keep steps – especially painted wood -- clear of ice and snow and in good repair, and remove hazards that could cause tripping.
- Keep clear the approach to and exit from roadside mailboxes, and remove obstacles such as trash cans and vehicles.
- Watch for slow-moving postal vehicles, carriers on foot, and children that play near mailboxes or snow banks.