Milwaukee postal workers plan to deliver packages in snow

Posted at 4:37 PM, Dec 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-16 19:53:15-05

You know this is busiest time of year for deliveries, and the U.S. Postal Service says snow or not, your packages will be delivered on time.

Letter carriers like Leon Van Vooren plan to work long hours.

"We don't stop until it's delivered, oh yeah, there is always overtime," said Van Vooren.

The U.S. Postal Service says the only way you won't receive your mail on time is if you don't do your part. When it snows they urge families to shovel the front of their homes and sidewalks.

"If there is a hazard, if the letter carrier is approaching the house then he makes a decision. Basically we just ask the customers to give the carrier a clear path, basically it's left up to the customer to shovel the snow," said Rodney Owens, the customer relations coordinator with the Postal Service.

If your package can't be delivered because of snow in front of your home, the postal service says your package can be picked up at the post office.

Amazon sent TODAY'S TMJ4 the following statement about holiday shipping:

"We work with a variety of carriers and are confident in their ability to serve customers. Questions about Amazon shipping deadlines can be viewed here."

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