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Braving snow and subzero winds, postal carriers ask for cleared mailboxes

As the weather begins to turn sharply colder Wednesday, U.S. Postal Service postal carriers are asking for people to keep their mailboxes clear.

Mail carriers will be out delivering mail and packages amid the heavy snow, strong winds, and difficult conditions.

Customers are asked to clear the snow and ice from walkways, driveways, porches and areas around their mailboxes.

“Slips, trips and falls continue to be the most frequent type of injury sustained by our carriers,” said Western NY District Manager Jean Lovejoy. “As winter conditions worsen, so do the number of accidents. By simply clearing the way, customers help reduce the risk.”

As a reminder, the USPS does not receive any taxpayer funding for its operating expenses.

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