Canada Post advice for homeowners after storm

Posted By: Luciano Pipia · 12/28/2012 6:17:00 PM

Chances are you've shovelled your driveway, provided you have one, but you need to shovel the front door area, too.

Canada Post says it's important to do what you can to make it as easy and as safe as possible for the letter carrier to access your mailbox after a storm.

"Clear the walk, clear your stairs, put some salt down. I know the front door rarely gets any use. I know at my house we go into the garage. Before I started working at Canada Post, I always forgot because you go in and out of the house, you don't even look out and then you have a visitor and you say sorry I didn't even clear the walk. The more you can do that speeds it up and makes it safer and it also makes it safer for anyone dropping by to say hi during the holidays", said Jon Hamilton in an interveiw with Abe Hefter Friday afternoon.

Hamilton says 80 delivery trucks got stuck in the record-breaking storm and that delivery was called off for safety reasons at 11 o'clock yesterday.

He also expressed his gratitude to Montrealers for their acts of kindness in helping the trucks move along in such difficult circumstances.


photo: Canada Post

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  1. Terry posted on 12/29/2012 01:02 AM
    My walkway is cleared and so is the sidewalk in front of my residence on Milan in Brossard. I cleaned it. The sidewalk plow has not been seen all day. Probably not powerfull enough to handle the huge amounts of snow removed from driveways and deposited on the city sidewalks and street by the private contractors. There is no way those huge piles of snow could have been created by hand. And then you have the idiots parking their vehicles across the sidewalk. Don't blame Canada Post for not delivering the mail. It is too dangerous to walk on the street although pedestrians have been doing so all day. Not much respect in today's society.
  2. Denis A. St-Onge posted on 12/29/2012 01:46 PM
    Could someone explain to me why our mail, on the even side numbers of Agincourt is never delivered before 8 PM and not more than twice a week, we are expecting magazines once a week and that never happens, they come in bunches of two or more. We have not received Christmas cards mailed 10 days ago and there simply was no mail delivery on Friday december 28? This is totally pathetic.
  3. Carol Ann posted on 12/30/2012 02:49 PM
    Congrats go off to Canada Post. Cannot believe that I received mail and parcels today.. I totally wasconfused and thought I must have missed a day in my mind. Is it really Sunday today? good on them for making up time lost during the storm
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