USPS asks Minnesotans to clear snow, ice for mail carriers

With snow and strong winds in the forecast, the U.S. Postal Service is asking Minnesotans to help mail carriers.

USPS is asking customers to clear any snow and ice from walkways, driveways, porches and areas around the mailbox.

"Slips, trips and falls continue to be the most frequent type of injury sustained by our carriers," Minnesota-North Dakota District Manager Anthony Williams said. "As winter conditions worsen, so do the number of accidents. By simply clearing the way, customers help reduce the risk."

The agency said mail carriers will make every reasonable attempt to deliver letters and packages but the help is appreciated.