Thursday, January 20, 2011
Icy steps and mailbox areas make it difficult for carriers to deliver mail.
The US Postal Service has asked Arnold and Jefferson County residents to spread sand or salt around mailboxes, walkways and steps for the safety of mail carriers. "The safety of our carriers is always a concern," US Postal spokesperson Valerie Hughes said in a news release Thursday morning. Hughes also asked residents in rural areas to consider the areas near roadside mailboxes. Spreading salt or sand on the road and near the mailbox will make drivers' jobs easier and safer.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Authorities spent Sunday morning collecting mail scattered along 70 miles of Interstates 270 and 55.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol and U.S. Postal Service spent Sunday morning picking up mail that was scattered along 70 miles of Interstates 270 and 55. Cpl. Jeffrey Wilson with the highway patrol said they got the call around 7:30 a.m. Sunday of letters and parcels along the road. Wilson said the trail started around St. Charles Rock Road and continued down to Ste. Genevieve County. U.S. Postal Inspector Dan Taylor tells Patch the mail fell from a contractor's truck, but he is not sure how yet. Taylor said he is not releasing the name of the contractor as the postal service works to determine whether a truck door was left open or opened during the drive. Taylor said several hundred letters were recovered and most appeared to be mailers…