CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - The Cape Girardeau Post Office is reminding customers to clear the snow and ice from around mailboxes and walkways as soon as possible after it snows.
Postal customers who receive door mail delivery should make sure their sidewalks, steps and access ways are kept safely clear of snow and ice. Customers with street-side mailboxes or centralized cluster neighborhood mailboxes should also pay special attention to the pathways.
"Winter storms make mail delivery very challenging for our letter carriers," said Cape Girardeau Postmaster Adam Lambert. "Clearing a path to your mailbox will go a long way toward keeping our letter carriers safe and ensuring mail delivery each day."
Cape Girardeau letter carriers, who each make an average of more than 600 deliveries daily, will continue to do their best to deliver the mail, according to Lambert.
He said when mailboxes and approaches to mailboxes are buried in snow and ice, it can be difficult for letter carries to make deliveries safely. If mailboxes are blocked off and conditions too difficult, they are instructed to not deliver to the locations they deem too hazardous.