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.