Postal Service requests residents clear snow, ice

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana got its share of snow, ice and bitter winds recently, and as a result, the Postal Service is asking customers to help letter carriers deliver mail safely by clearing snow and ice from sidewalks, stairs and mailboxes.

The weather forecasters predict more of the same later this week, which means cold and icy conditions will remain.

Customers receiving door delivery should make sure sidewalks, steps and porches are clear. Customers receiving curbside delivery should remove snow piles left by snowplows to keep access to their mailboxes clear for letter carriers.

Delivery service may be delayed or curtailed whenever streets or walkways present hazardous conditions for letter carriers or when snow is plowed against mailboxes.