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Postmaster Asks Residents to Clear Snow, Ice for Mail Carriers

If paths to mailboxes are icy and deemed dangerous, carriers will not make delivery, postmaster said.

While the U.S. Postal Service's unofficial motto has been, "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds," last week's snowstorm impacted mail delivery in Springfield Township.

Springfield Postmaster Julianne Lopiccolo said several postal workers were unable to come in due to weather-related conditions, causing some township residents to miss delivery late last week. 

"The storm backed us up," said Lopiccolo. 

The postmaster also asked residents to be mindful of the safety of mail carriers and shovel a clear path to their mailboxes. While some residents may be in the habit of not shoveling or only digging a narrow footpath, if carriers cannot get through, or if conditions are icy, mail will not be delivered, she added. 

Lopiccolo said mail "has been light" the past few days but what has come in has been delivered.
Bob Groder January 23, 2014 at 07:48 AM
I haven't gotten mail since Saturday and its now Thursday. Monday was a holiday and no mail whatsoever all week. Im going to file a complaint with the postal authorities. In the old days we got snow in storms but now not only do we not get mail the day of a storm but the day after. on Wednesday the day after the storm everyone I know went back to work but I guess the post office decided they don't get enough days off so they just take more and more. me getting mail 4 days a week out of 6 has become more of the norm. ( even in good weather). I also got tax mail from someone else earlier this week. so bottom line is they all need to be fired and hire people who will actually work and not talk on their cell phones and walk on my lawn to cut through to the next street.
Snickerdoodle January 23, 2014 at 09:54 PM
It's called lack of respect. Lack of respect for us, the customer, and lack of respect for their own jobs. This past summer my husband yelled at our letter carrier for walking through my newly landscaped flowerbeds! Are you kidding me?? It's pure laziness. We are also tired of getting mail for the house around the corner that has the same house number. One time that homeowner actually knocked on our door and handed it to us. It's called taking pride in their job and obviously there is none.....
ellen weissman January 24, 2014 at 07:42 AM
no mail yesterday on gail court
Bob Groder January 24, 2014 at 10:54 AM
I called the # the patch listed and left a voice mail mesage. not a call back so i just left a 2nd message. I recommend EVERYONE CALL AND DEMAND A CALL BACK from the regional office as if we dont take this to the next level it will never get fixed. THIS IS THE # TO CALL >>>> Contact Office at 732-819-3260.

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