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Neighborhood safety, holiday good cheer is a sidewalk and path to the mailbox that’s cleared, postal officials say

NEW JERSEY –  New Jersey postal officials are asking for the public’s assistance in helping keep letter carriers and fellow neighbors safe by keeping sidewalks and paths to mailboxes clear of snow and ice.

“In addition to enabling letter carriers to safely deliver all those holiday greetings and gift packages, clear paths and sidewalks are also much safer for family members and neighbors who may be out and about,” says U.S. Postal Service Northern New Jersey Safety Manager Carlos Santiago.

Residents who receive delivery to roadside mailboxes must also keep the approach to, and exit from, the mailbox clear of snow or any other obstacles, like trash cans and other vehicles.  The area near the mailbox should be cleared in a half-moon shape to give the carrier full visibility. The carrier needs to get in, and then out, without leaving the vehicle or backing up.

“The Postal Service appreciates the public’s cooperation in helping to keep our letter carriers — and all Northern New Jersey residents — safe by observing these few basic safety tips,” concludes the Postal Service safety manager.

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 homepage and following the prompts.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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