The United States Postal Service® has asked residents of Altavista in Virginia to ensure their driveways are clear of snow.
Residents have been asked to create a clear path to mailboxes and doorways so that postal workers can make their deliveries with the minimum of risk, reports the Altavista Journal.
In addition, mailboxes should be checked to make sure they are strong enough to withstand being toppled when plow trucks pass by spraying snow.
Having a carefully-maintained mailbox could help contribute to a pleasant neighborhood.
Postal workers should be able to reach post-mounted mailboxes without having to leave their vehicles and the boxes themselves should be between 41 and 45 inches from the surface of the road.
USPS® has also extended requests to residents of Belmont, Massachusetts, to make sure they keep their driveways and property approaches clear of fallen leaves throughout the fall and winter months in order to help postal workers make their deliveries safely, according to the Belmont Citizen-Herald.