Frozen

Snow covered footpaths,
despite warm sun still frozen.
Postman did not come.

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We had our first delivery of post yesterday after a week of nothing – apparently the postmen were not allowed to deliver due to ‘health and safety’. That’s a new one on me, never before have I known the postman to miss more than the occasional day due to the weather!

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  1. julespaige
    Dec 15, 2017 @ 18:24:15

    Wow. Our post, via truck to our post boxes on the side of the road always come, except in extreme cases where they only want emergency folks out and about.
    Might be different for the city post-carriers who walk. We did have a week of no school several years ago – not because of snow, but because it was too cold. I forget the temps. But around 10 – 15 F. They wouldn’t let the children wait at the bus stops.

    Once during a snow storm or after we had gotten a notice from our carrier in our box saying that he couldn’t deliver our mail because he couldn’t get to box??? Anyway now if we get snow piled in front of our street box we have what we refer to as our Box on a stick… so we can put it easy reach if the plow blocks our box.

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    • Libby
      Dec 16, 2017 @ 11:07:30

      It’ madness! You have far more snow than we do – one medium covering and everything comes to a standstill here! Schools close too, trains don’t run (snow on the track!). I even overheard a mother in our local supermarket saying to someone that the school was closed so she was taking the kids up to the school to go sledging! I couldn’t help thinking that if they can get to the school to go sledging they can get to the school to for lessons! Never used to close the schools when I was little.

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      • julespaige
        Dec 16, 2017 @ 12:33:59

        Kind of reminds me of the tales of grandparents going three miles to school and back home in a blizzard, up hill both ways…

        When I lived in Indiana it was like that too. They were not used to snow and thus had nothing to clear it. But the maintenance to keep the equipment ready was not worth the cost of closing things for a few days.

        We’ve had more snow already this winter than we have had in the last three or five. But the cold can be a hazard by itself – frost bite and all. In the 25 plus years I’ve been here we’ve only had two shut the town down blizzards, where there was over a foot or more of snow. But then some states know how to deal with it and go on as if snow were just rain.

        It is just a matter of precaution sometimes. Better to err on that side –
        of caution, I suppose. Stay warm!

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