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USPS asks Wisconsin residents to clear snow and ice ahead of snowstorm

Posted at 3:44 PM, Jan 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-25 16:44:50-05

The U.S. Postal Service is calling Wisconsin residents to clear snow and ice ahead of a large snowstorm expected to hit the area Monday evening.

USPS asks customers to clear sidewalks, stairs and mailboxes of ice and snow, to save mail carriers from unexpected slips and falls.

“Snow and ice make delivery dangerous and slow,” said Lakeland District Manager Eddie Masangcay in a statement Monday afternoon. “Maintaining a clear path to the mail box – including steps, porches, walkways and street approach – will help letter carriers maintain consistent delivery service and help them get those cards and packages delivered on time.”

The Postal Service also asks customers receiving curbside delivery to remove snow piles left by snowplows, so that carriers can access mailboxes.

Deliveries may be delayed in the wake of the storm, the USPS warns.

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