With winter weather in full force, the U.S. Postal Service reminds customers to give carriers a clear path by which to deliver their mail.
Postal regulations require that snow and objects be removed from curbside mailboxes. A 30-foot approach is required – 15 feet before and 15 feet after the mailbox – to allow carriers to deliver the mail safely without having to exit the vehicle.
In the city, those with walking routes must keep steps and sidewalks clear of snow and ice so carriers can get to their mailboxes.
If it’s not clear, carriers are instructed to not deliver mail to that address.