Unshoveled Sidewalks and Driveways Can Suspend Mail Delivery
According to Shannon, letter carriers from the U.S. Postal Service can stop mail delivery to any area that they deem unsafe, for reasons such as an icy sidewalk, snow barriers or dangerous dogs. Any carrier who delivers to a potentially dangerous area could face discipline.
In order to prevent mail delivery being stopped, Flint residents have received postcards with their mail stating that if they don't shovel the walk, mail will not be delivered.
Shown here, letter carrier Doug Seville walks over uncleared sidewalks on his route.
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