SPOKANE, Wash. -Rain, sleet, snow, and now smoke. No matter what the conditions are, there are some jobs that have to take place outside including being a letter carrier.
“I like walking outdoors,” said U.S. Postal Service letter carrier, David Lantz. “I like interacting with people and this job gives me both of those things.”
Lantz has been a postman for more than 30 years. He says he’s never seen air quality this poor.
“This is like the foggy nature of San Francisco in the summer,” said Lantz. “I have never seen anything like this, nothing even close.”
Lantz carries on; walking seven hours a day, despite working in smoke so thick you can barely see the sun.