The Postal Service is asking for customers’ help this winter in reducing the risk of injury to letter carriers so they can continue to provide the best possible mail service.

USPS District Manager Deborah C. Essler asks property owners to keep steps and walkways clear of snow and ice so that carriers, whose arms are grasping mail, can deliver or collect mail safely. Curbside mailboxes must have an approach that is snow and ice-free so drivers can deliver or collect mail without having to leave their vehicles or even to lean far outside their window, which is dangerous, especially in wet weather.

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