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Video: What Are The Weather Rules When It Comes To Delivering Mail?

MINNEAPOLIS WCCO – The inscription on New York City’s U.S. Postal Service headquarters reads: “Neither snow nor rain nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.””

It applies, there’s just a little bit of wiggle room there,” said Pete Nowacki, USPS spokesman when asked about the people who haven’t had their mail delivered this winter.

Frustrated WCCO-TV viewer Denise from Lakeville emailed wanting to know: What are the weather rules when it comes to mail delivery? She and her husband didn’t get their mail this past Friday, Saturday or Monday. When her husband went to the post office to pick it up, he found a long line of people waiting for mail.

Read more: Good Question: What Are The Weather Rules When It Comes To Delivering Mail? « CBS Minnesota.

  • A Mail Handler

    I believe that one should not go to work or deliver mail when there is a real and dangerous risk in doing so. Being alive and well are better than some possible punishment or being buried six feet under.

  • Nemso

    So, because an architect inscribes something on a building, it becomes our official motto? If the local transportation department cannot maker the streets passable, then we cannot deliver the mail!

  • NJ Letter Carrier

    Shovel your steps and sidewalks and you will get mail.

  • NJ.Dave

    Funny, we are constantly hearing how mail delivery could be cut back to 4 or 5 days a week since there isn’t that much important mail anymore. Suddenly if no mail comes a couple days because of severe weather, it’s a national emergency?

  • JY

    It’s NOT the headquarters! How crazy are these people. It’s the James A. Farley Post Office! What a maroon!