Bless The USPS: Postal Service Workers Are A Tough Bunch Trudging Through Record Snowfall This Year

Shortly before Rick McDougall parks his United States Postal Service truck at the intersection of Lake Avenue and Forest Street, the snow begins to fall. It collects on the cold ground and on the high drifts that have nestled in yards. McDougall begins to make his way along his neighborhood route, trudging along the narrowly shoveled paths on the sidewalk. He seems unphased by the weather, even a little chipper, despite the negative seven degree wind chill.

“I actually stay pretty warm, as long as I keep moving,” he says, as he trudges through drifts that have blown across the sidewalk. “This winter coat I have on is pretty toasty.”

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Kaysey Price