The following information is from the United State Postal Service:
If you shovel it, they will come. Utah Post Offices are asking customers to help keep letter carriers safe by shoveling a path to their mailbox as soon as possible after it snows.
"We want our carriers to return home to their families healthy each night," said USPS District Manager Ken McArthur. "Keeping a path clear to your mailbox will go a long way toward keeping our letter carriers safe and ensuring mail delivery each day."
Utah letter carriers, who each make an average of more than 600 deliveries daily, will continue to do their best to deliver the mail, according to McArthur, but when mailboxes and approaches to mailboxes are buried in snow and ice it can make it difficult for letter carriers to make deliveries safely. Unsafe conditions such as unshoveled snow, icy sidewalks, or large amounts of snow blocking mailboxes can delay or even prevent mail delivery.