Printed on: December 29, 2012

Postal customers warned to clear snow for carriers

Post Register

The Idaho Falls Post Office urges postal customers to maintain accessible pathways to mailboxes as soon as possible after it snows to ensure the safety of letter carriers.

Winter storms make mail delivery a challenge, district manager Ken McArthur said.

Postal customers who receive door mail delivery should ensure sidewalks, steps and access ways are clear of snow and ice.

Customers receiving mail in a street-side mailbox or centralized cluster neighborhood mailbox also should have clear pathways to their mailboxes.

McArthur said Idaho Falls letter carriers, who each make an average of more than 600 deliveries daily, must consider safety and accessibility before they deliver mail.

Carriers are instructed not to make deliveries at locations they deem too hazardous.