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Nebraska City News-Press - Nebraska City, NE
  • Postmasters ask public for help in clearing snow and ice 
from around mailboxes for letter carriers’ safety

  • Nebraska City Postmaster Tracy Heng reminds postal customers to always clear and maintain a safe, accessible path to your mailbox as soon as possible after it snows.
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  • Nebraska City Postmaster Tracy Heng reminds postal customers to always clear and maintain a safe, accessible path to your mailbox as soon as possible after it snows.
    “Winter storms make mail delivery very challenging for our letter carriers,” Heng said. “Clearing a path to your mailbox will go a long way toward keeping our letter carriers safe and ensuring mail delivery each day.”
    Postal customers who receive door mail delivery should ensure their sidewalks, steps, and access ways are kept safely clear of snow and ice. 
    Customers receiving street-side mailbox or centralized cluster neighborhood mailbox delivery should also pay special attention to having a safe and clear pathway to their mailbox.
    Nebraska City letter carriers, who each make an average of more than 600 deliveries daily, will continue to do their best to deliver the mail, according to Heng, but when mailboxes and approaches to mailboxes are buried in snow and ice it can make it difficult for letter carriers to make deliveries safely.
    If mailboxes are blocked off and conditions are too difficult, letter carriers must consider safety and accessibility first. Letter carriers are instructed not to deliver to mailboxes and locations they consider having unsafe to access.
    “We greatly appreciate the support of our customers in this effort,” said Heng. “Your carrier will thank you.”

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