Mid-state postal workers combat bitter cold to deliver mail

Posted at 9:08 PM, Jan 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-30 23:40:56-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — While extreme temperatures suspended mail delivery in parts of Midwest states like Minnesota and Illinois, postal workers in Nashville fought freezing temperatures on Wednesday.

Happy Mansour has worked for the United State Postal Service since 2014. His 900-home route includes parts of Germantown, and even as the feels-like temperatures hit workday lows of 11 degrees, he walked house to house delivering letters and packages. Mansour said he doesn't remember many days colder than Wednesday.

"I think I've seen one digit. Nine degrees maybe," he said, while taking a break from his route.

Mansour said over the years he's learned tricks and tips to staying warm during the winter. He said the most important thing he does is dress in layers.

"Layers of clothes is most important thing, you have to wear layers if you go outside," Mansour said. On Wednesday, Mansour had several layers of clothes on, including two t-shirts, two sweaters and a thick coat along with two pairs of socks.

Mansour said he also makes it a point to keep on his route.

"When you move around, especially in this time of weather, it makes you a little bit warm," Mansour said.