HARTFORD – Whether it’s the bone-chilling cold we’re facing now or the scorching heat we sweat through in the summer, the letter carriers for the United States Postal Service brave the elements to make sure we get our mail.
Paul Crooks is one of those carriers in Hartford, delivering mail for 24 years. Each morning, he brings the mail to an estimated 500 homes in the city.
“Every day is like a little snow globe for me,” Crooks said, describing his typical winter day.
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Now that the city is getting back to normal after the President’s Day snowstorm, many in Louisville hope mail service will do the same.
A spokesperson told WHAS11 News Sunday they hope to be able to make all deliveries Monday.
This announcement comes shortly after our story aired about Fern Creek residents who have had little, to no mail delivery service since the snowstorm.
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Lexington, Ky, (WTVQ) — If you had trouble driving this week, so did mail carriers.
ABC 36 news received emails and phone calls this week from people asking, "Where’s our mail?" ABC 36 found out some people not only want their mail, they need it.It’s been a long week for everyone, especially for the U.S. Postal Service.
There are many angry customers out there wondering where their mail is. For others, mail is more than just bills and flyers.
"We do have medicine that is delivered," says Rebecca Woosley.
"It’s an important package, some medical items," says frustrated customer.
For Woosley, she’s been checking her mailbox all week. She says the last time she received mail was Saturday.
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LEXINGTON, Mass. (WHDH) – The snow banks are piled high, presenting challenges for mail carriers in the form of blocked sidewalks and pathways.
"This is the worst winter I’ve ever seen. This is the worst. Yes," said Lang Conteh, a U.S. Postal Service carrier.
He has been delivering mail for 10 years and said his job has never been such a challenge — not even during the holiday rush. The five feet of snow since late January were wearing on him.
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WORCESTER, Mass. (WHDH) – Standing waist deep in snow Jason Avant was clearing a path so his mailman can reach him, a task he knows firsthand is important.
"I deliver mail in West Boylston,” he said.
And today, he has the time to do it.
"Got the snow day off,” he said. "I kind of expected it because when they got that 30 inches a couple of years ago, they did it and it worked out so well, just safety wise, money wise, we kinds expected they would again."
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