Video: USPS orders customers in Springfield MO neighborhood to install curbside boxes

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The local post office has, in effect, declared a six-block area of Springfield a Danger Zone for letter carriers. The concern is that dogs roam the residential streets.

As a result, about 100 residents on East McGee, East Lindberg and East Whiteside have had to install new curbside mailboxes. The post office warned them: No curbside mailbox, no home delivery.

Some see it as an overly  broad response to a  problem they’re not sure exists.

Source: The News-Leader’s Answer Man: Mail Delivery Danger Zones –

  • IIlIIl111

    I pity the poor mailing on that route. He is going to be getting a bunch of flak. Plus the people who refuse to cooperate. Putting up with the dogs might be better…………………………..

  • Bob

    I have carriered Mail for thirty years and have seen a number of carriers bit by dogs. It is very pain full. The only time I have been bit was by a dog who’s owner said my dog does not bite. It was a small dog and it bit me on the calf. It was very painful. The USPS has the right to refuse delivery when it endangers the mail carrier. I also would like to say that I am not afraid of dogs, but you have to remember that you are walking into that dogs territory and under the right circumstances the dog will protect!