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Keeping Letter Carriers Safe this Winter

Orono - They brave rain, wind, and even harsh snowstorms like the one we've been experiencing today...they're your friendly neighborhood mail carriers, and they need your help staying safe in these dangerous winter conditions.
 During the winter months, many carriers deliver mail at or after dusk, and rural carriers often use vehicles to do so. They're trained to slow down when driving in the winter and to reduce speeds as road conditions worsen.
And there are some things you can do to ensure their safety as well. Be sure to keep your walkways clear and free of ice. Most postal carriers incur their work-related injuries on dangerous paths leading up to mailboxes. If your mailbox is unreachable, the postal service can hold your letters, but only for up to 30 days.

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