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Letter Carriers to Attempt to Deliver Mail

Rain or shine, snow or sleet, the USPS delivers your mail. But carriers need safe, clear paths to reach the mailboxes of customers.

Patch file photo
Patch file photo
Letter carriers will to attempt to deliver mail Tuesday after the heavy weekend snowfall.

Some customers in St. Clair Shores, and other communities, did not receive mail delivery Monday due to impassable roads and sidewalks, according to Sabrina Todd, Greater Michigan District media spokesperson.

"The safety of our carriers is of utmost concern to us," she said. "If their roads were not cleared, it was not safe for our carriers."

Mail that was not delivered Monday, will be attempted to be delivered Tuesday, Todd added.  

She added that delivery service may be delayed or curtailed whenever streets or walkways present hazardous conditions for letter carriers or when snow is plowed against mailboxes. 

Todd offers the following tips to help ensure delivery:

  • 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 carrier vehicles.
  • Blue collection boxes also need to be kept clear for customers to deposit their mail and for the Postal Service to collect the mail for delivery. Residents and businesses with collection boxes near their property are asked to keep them clear of snow and ice.  


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