Mail routes on pause due to ice, snow

Posted at 8:51 PM, Feb 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-18 21:51:13-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Mail routes in Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky may be paused until icy and snowy roads clear up.

According to USPS spokesperson Susan Wright, road conditions are dangerous across the mid-state and some areas may be impassible for mail carriers.

Sidewalks and driveways should be cleared for carriers to be able to reach mailboxes. Still, some routes may be on hold until street conditions improve.

Some Nashville residents understood why mail carriers weren't delivering mails for the past week.

"I ain't mad at nobody," said Marlon Harris, who lives in North Nashville. "I understand. You can't risk your lives on these streets. The secondary streets are bad."

Other residents wondered why no mail has been delivered since Saturday.

The spokesperson for USPS said mail carriers are trying every day to reach areas where mail hasn't been delivered.

“We are attempting each day. Current conditions, especially icy conditions, require additional time for carriers to safely perform their duties. Customers can call our customer care line at 800-ASK-USPS (800-277-8777) if they have questions,” said Wright in a statement.