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Mail Carriers Brave the Snow

Created: 12/04/2013 7:01 PM WDIO.com
By: Travis Dill
tdill@wdio.com

Few vehicles braved the streets of Duluth on Wednesday, but mail carriers pushed through the snowbanks to get mail to neighborhoods across the city.

The wind was whipping and snow kept falling on Wednesday, but the mail was still going out. Carriers like Mike Sylvester were a little jealous of everyone who got to stay indoors.

“I hope they're staying warm because it's kind of chilly out here and I think it's only supposed to get colder,” Sylvester said.

Despite the terrible conditions Sylvester was facing he tried to stay positive.

“It's not always the most enjoyable time of year when we have bad weather conditions, but we all try to stay in the Christmas spirit and keep a positive attitude and just do our best out here,” Sylvester said.

Residents were also getting into the Christmas spirit. Sylvester said Cyber Monday shipments were starting to pile up.

“There are a lot of online orders for Christmas and now you can track your order all the way through the system, and it's not uncommon for someone to be waiting at the door as you pull up. So I think they understand if maybe something doesn't show up on the day it's supposed to with the weather,” Sylvester said.

The mounds of snow and ice did slow things down, but Sylvester said mail carriers had a 4:30 p.m. Curfew to help stay safe during the storm.

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