Snow Doesn't Stop Mail Delivery

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STAUNTON, Va. (WHSV) -- While you may have had the opportunity to stay inside during the snow, others' jobs require them to brave the weather and slick roads.

"Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds."

That's widely considered the unofficial motto of the postal service.

The bottom line; people have come to expect to get their mail come snow and rain and heat and gloom of night.

Snow, of course, was Monday's obstacle as mail carriers were out on the roads and sidewalks filling mailboxes.

Marguerite Roberts, who lives in Staunton, said she wouldn't be the least bit upset if the postal service didn't deliver on a day like Monday because she knows what it's like to have to do it.

"I've helped deliver newspapers in very inclement weather. I have nothing but respect for people who are out in this kind of weather doing their jobs," said Roberts.

The U.S. Postal Service says you can make it safer for your letter carrier by clearing snow and ice from around your mailbox.