Tomahawk Post Office asks residents to clear snow, ice from sidewalks, stairs, mailboxes
FOR THE TOMAHAWK LEADER
TOMAHAWK — The U.S. Postal Service is asking customers to help letter carriers deliver mail safely by clearing snow and ice from sidewalks, stairs and mailboxes.
“Snow and ice make delivery dangerous and slow,” said Tomahawk Postmaster Scott Klinger. “Maintaining a clear path to the mail box – including steps, porches, walkways and street approach – will help letter carriers maintain consistent delivery service and help them get those cards and packages delivered in time for the holidays.”
Customers receiving door delivery should make sure their sidewalks, steps and porches are clear. Customers receiving curbside delivery should remove snow piles left by snow plows to keep access to their mailboxes clear for letter carriers to safely approach the mailboxes without exiting the vehicle.
Delivery service may be delayed or curtailed whenever streets or walkways present hazardous conditions for letter carriers or when snow is plowed against mailboxes.
“The Postal Service curtails delivery only after careful consideration, and only as a last resort,” said Klinger.
“We want our letter carriers to be safe,” he added. “We can only do this with the help of our customers.”