Postmaster asks residents to keep walkways clear
November 20, 2009
Carson City Postmaster Dave Dayton is asking residents for winter help with mailbox access.
“We haven’t had the big snow yet, but it will arrive eventually. Before it gets here, I would like to remind Carson City residents to help their letter carriers deliver the mail by keeping mailboxes and walkways clear of snow and ice,” Dayton said.
“We’re in your neighborhood six days a week in every kind of weather. When snow stacks up, it’s an extra challenge. We’re up to it, but we could use your help to keep us safe,” he said.
Here’s what you can do to help:
• If you receive delivery of mail to a rural-type post mailbox, clear around the box to allow your carrier to drive up to the box, deposit mail and drive away.
• If your mail is delivered at your residence or business, keep the path to your mail box or slot clear of snow and ice. Delivery personnel, meter readers, friends and family also will benefit from a safe and convenient path to your door.
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“Providing a safe access to your mailbox helps letter carriers deliver your mail safely and without interruption,” Dayton said. “The employees of the Carson City Post Office are committed to timely, daily delivery of your mail. We just need a little help this winter in clearing the way.