Friday, December 21, 2001
Remove snow, ice for letter carriers
Carlisle Postmaster William J. Ponte called upon postal customers to continue to be prepared for more of the inevitable snow, ice, sleet and freezing rain and asked for their cooperation in keeping walkways and curbside mailboxes free and clear of those hazardous substances when they do arrive to ensure the safe and efficient delivery of mail this winter.
"The Postal Service treats safety and service with equal priority," the postal official said, "and we are seeking your help to ensure that you get the kind of service you need and expect and our letter carriers are safe from the perils they face during the winter."
The postmaster asked residents who receive mail delivery to rural or curbside boxes to keep the approach to and exit from their mailbox clear of snow, ice, vehicles, trash cans and other objects. "This will permit the carrier to drive up to your mailbox and deposit or collect mail without leaving the vehicle. The approach to and exit from the mailbox should be cleared sufficiently on both sides to allow the carrier to drive ahead and not be required to back up after the delivery," the postmaster said.
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