"Snow and ice make delivery dangerous and slow," said Rockford Postmaster Steve Webb. "Maintaining a clear path to the mail box - including steps, porches, walkways and street approach - will help letter carriers maintain consistent delivery service and help them get those cards and packages delivered in time for the holidays."
Delivery service may be delayed or curtailed whenever streets or walkways present hazardous conditions for letter carriers or when snow is plowed against mailboxes.
"The Postal Service curtails delivery only after careful consideration, and only as a last resort," says Webb. "Any curtailed mail is attempted the next delivery day."