Ways you can helps postal workers on their delivery routes in cold weather

TULSA, Okla. — While many of us have been doing what we can to dodge the cold, others have had to face the elements to simply do a job community’s depend on.

United States Postal Service workers are just part of that effort.

USPS says their employees have continued to work on some of the coldest days but have done so with the safety and well-being of both them, and customers as a priority.

In a statement, USPS said, “Postal employees make every reasonable effort to deliver mail in difficult winter weather, however, in some cases, delivery service may be delayed or curtailed in the presence of hazardous conditions.” Some residents have already reached out to FOX23 News concerned about delayed mail and packages because of the winter storm.

Postal service employees say neighborhoods can continue to help keep their mail carriers safe by keeping walkways, sidewalks and approaches to mailboxes clear from snow and ice. It’s a simple step that can help keep workers safe and provide safe and timely mail delivery.

Customers who want information on possible weather-related impacts to their mail delivery and retail services may call 1-800-ASK-USPS (1-800-275-8777) for updated information and can visit our website for updated USPS Service Alerts at http://about.usps.com/news/service-alerts/welcome/htm