“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.”
This is the unofficial creed associated with the United States Postal Service. Yet, while this old adage has been in circulation for years, many have found themselves asking, “Is it really true?” Especially when it comes to delivering business mail in a timely manner, many wonder about the standard procedures set in place to ensure that delivery continues through the unpredictable and often difficult winter months.
Listed are a few online resources that can provide you with information about mail during the winter:
Winter Storm Preparedness
When keeping your eye on the weather, it is important to know what you should be preparing for. Knowing what to expect from the forecast will help you to be more prepared for the outcome of your mail, and more importantly, what’s necessary for your safety.
Q&A: Mail Delivery During and After Major Snowstorms
This USPS post originated during the astronomical winter of 2013, when “polar vortex” was the buzzword of the season and many cities in America experienced an exceptionally harsh winter. This detailed Q&A addresses concerns both broad and specific, answering questions such as what happens after a scheduled delivery is delayed and what one should do if their mailbox was knocked over by a plow.
USPS Service Alerts
This page should be the first place you check if inclement weather has occurred or is expected. Updated very close to real-time, “USPS Service Alerts provide information to consumers, small businesses and business mailers about postal facility service disruptions due to weather-related and other natural disasters or events.” The page not only features a list of updates about post offices all around the country, but also provides plenty of resources for businesses and citizens to learn more about the status of their mail.
Have any questions about mailing during the tough winter weather months? Contact us to talk about the best delivery options.