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Removing Snow for Mail Carriers

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Zach Revense

OMAHA (KPTM) - The Omaha Post Office is asking people to clear the areas mail carriers use to reach mailboxes.

"Mail delivery service may be delayed or curtailed whenever streets or walkways present hazardous conditions to our carriers or vehicles," said Postmaster Keith Reed.

With the icy obstacles and cutting wind, carriers are still patient.  They know that it takes a little time for everyone to make paths for them.

"This is all expected," said Tom Mahr, a 26-year long mailman, "– especially after a snowstorm like we just had."

Some people are digging out trenches from their front doors to that of their neighbors.

"So he doesn't have to go up and down these hills, we'll shovel a path so he can go house to house," said Michael Robinson Peterson.

"That way it will be easier for him to get his mail service done today, and hurry up and get on home to his family."

Snow is expected to fall overnight, so upkeep will be necessary tomorrow.

Postmaster Reed specifically said his delivery personnel need steps and sidewalks to be free of ice, and the fronts at curbside mailboxes free of snow.  That includes cluster boxes.

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