A day on the city’s toughest postal route

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Mail carriers contend with many obstacles in the course of a day. And every day, no matter what time of the year, these obstacles can push carriers to their physical and mental limits.Few people understand this better than Jeromy Shafer, a Charleston mail carrier who has one of the toughest routes in town.Shafer, a 39-year-old Army veteran from Elkview, has walked about seven miles per day, or 35 miles per week, through Charleston’s West Side since he took on the route in 2008.

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