Mail service to resume deliveries Monday
The U.S. Postal Service announced Monday it will resume mail delivery and pickup in central Pennsylvania following this weekend’s snowstorm.
Officials ask that sidewalks and paths remain clear for mail carriers to perform their services safely.
Letter carriers cannot make door or curb deliveries when the approach to the mailbox is hazardous because of snow or ice. Carriers are not allowed to attempt door delivery when there is a heavy buildup of snow and ice on sidewalks, steps or porches.
In addition, carriers are not allowed to dismount for curbside boxes blocked by snow and ice buildup. Snow must be cleared to the curbline for at least six feet on both sides of the mailbox so the carrier may approach and leave without backing up.
While postal carriers will make every attempt to deliver mail, road and mailbox accessibility will be determining factors.
Mail that is unable to be delivered today will be attempted again tomorrow. Customers with questions or comments about their mail service can call toll-free 1-800-ASK-USPS (1-800-275-8777) or send an e-mail to the Postal Service by clicking on Customer Service at the bottom of the Postal Service’s USPS.com homepage.
The Central PA District includes Post Offices in ZIP Codes beginning with 169 through 188; 195 and 196.