Letter Carriers Dealing With Wild Weather


By Andrew Reed

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) Blizzard conditions don't stop your letters from being delivered to your mailbox.

Area post offices are open for business no matter what the weather is.
Wind, snow, and cold temperatures are some elements letter carrier Marietta Thornton goes through on tough weather days.

"You just wear lots of under armor and you bundle up. Lots of hats and scarf's” said Letter Carrier Marietta Thornton, U.S.P.S.

Thornton comes to work prepared everyday with boots, a heavy jacket, and gloves.

Working in wacky weather Thornton learned one thing.

"Just walk really slowly and take your time and hope nothing goes wrong and drive really slow and watch for all the crazy drivers” said Thornton.

The Twin Falls Postal Service has 24-letter carriers on foot and by vehicle, the biggest struggle many go through are icy doorsteps and piled up snow near mailboxes.

"What we would really appreciate you doing is shoveling off those stairs putting ice melt down if you have it we would really appreciate that. Another thing are carriers really appreciate is shoveling a path towards your mailbox” said Postmaster John Wiest, U.S.P.S.

The mail never stops, unless carriers can't make it to a location.

The Twin Falls Postal Service looks forward to clear skies and warmer temperatures.

"It will be summer again someday” said Thornton.

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