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Tall Snow Drifts Cause Trouble for Mail Carriers

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January 30, 2014 -

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

It's a phrase that United Postal Service mail carriers have lived up to this winter season.

Walking mail carriers have to deal with the frigid temperatures.

Drivers, especially in rural areas, have to navigate icy roadways.

But tall snow banks and snowed in mailboxes are causing trouble for everyone.

If mail carriers can't see the mail box - your mail could go un-delivered.

Most post offices say they have P.O. boxes for rent if you find your mailbox damaged or inaccessible for the rest of the winter season.

9&10's Marisa McKay and photojournalist Jeremy Erickson went on a route with a carrier in Cadillac to learn how they're overcoming the elements.