Late Mail Delivery around Butterfield

Mailman delivering mail in dangerous snowy conditionsSome of you may have had late or no delivery for mail on Saturday and Monday of this past week. I have not had delivery on either day. The post office has been called, and the reason given is that as many as 20 local mail carriers have been hurt delivering the mail, resulting in a staff shortage. So, please be patient as our hard-working and efficient mail carriers struggle to deal with the difficult, icy conditions.

You can help by keeping the street in front of your house clear, especially in front of the mailbox. Please keep the snow cleared at least up to the curb for 10 feet on either side of the mailbox, to allow them to drive up to the mailbox and not have to get out of their vehicle — and possibly be injured — in the process of delivering your mail. “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds,” but they are not supermen. Please help them out by making sure your mailbox is easily accessible. Otherwise, your mail may not be delivered until you do, as mailmen are not required to deliver the mail if the mailbox is not accessible.

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