12/7/2013 7:31 PM
by Nadine Grimley
CHARLESTON - The U.S. Postal Service asked it's customers to help their workers deliver mail through winter weather by keeping walkways and sidewalks clear from snow and ice.
They asked folks to: clear enough snow from curbside boxes to allow mail trucks to approach the box, treat the walkways to allow enough traction to prevent trips, slips, or falls, make sure steps are clear, and knock down ice and snow from overhangs to avoid injuries.
Officials said many postal carriers have suffered serious injuries because of snow covered walkways and porch steps. They said letter carriers are instructed to take precautions and hold mail at addresses where ice and snow aren't cleared.