Notes to make life easier for your mail carrier

HURON — The Huron Post Office is following nationwide postal protocol in protecting its employees during this continued plunge in temperatures. Post office staff is continuing to monitor the conditions on a day-to-day and hour-to-hour basis to protect its employees.  The safety of the employees is paramount and temporary delivery suspension is initiated only when absolutely necessary.   The post office apologizes for any inconvenience for any boxes it is unable to access, however the primary concern is the safety of employees and customers.
During the winter months, the Huron Post Office asks customers to clear mailbox area of snow and ice for the safety of its letter carriers.
Customers are asked to take a few simple steps to make their task a little safer and easier.
• With nightfall coming earlier, some deliveries will be made while it is dark outside. Please leave outdoor lights on to illuminate addresses and walkways.
• Remove potential trip hazards from steps, porches and designated package drop areas.
• Ensure that dogs are restrained or kept inside. If a carrier rings your bell or knocks, please place the dog in another room before answering the door.
• Letter carriers are on the front line of severe weather conditions. Doorstep deliveries, painted porches and steps quickly grow hazardous. While salting and rubber-backed mats help, carriers rely on residents to clear the snow. If there’s a warm spell, and the melting snow puddles, a quick freeze can make a sidewalk slick again.
• Residents who receive delivery to roadside mailboxes also must keep the approach to, and exit from, the mailbox clear of snow or any other obstacles, like trash cans and other vehicles.
• Don’t be surprised to see your carriers on Sunday. As the post office flexes its network, it is delivering parcels seven days a week in many cities.
Also, please watch for slow-moving postal vehicles, carriers on foot, and children that play near mailboxes or snow banks and don’t zip by neighbors who are clearing mailboxes or collecting their mail.
The U.S. Postal Service, the Huron Post Office and the postal letter carriers greatly appreciate your support.


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