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Post Officers Deliver Mail Despite Sub-Zero Temperatures

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 "Neither snow nor rain nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds".

     That's the *unofficial* creed of the Post Office. And one that, with our temperatures outside, has been put to the test.

    When we think of the United States Post Office one adage usually comes to mind.

"Neither rain nor snow nor sleet, the mail goes on," said Pittsburg Mail Carrier Matthew Feldcamp.
 
And for Feldcamp conditions like this really put that motto to the test. Feldcamp has been a Mail Carrier in Pittsburg for the last 15 years. And whether in triple digits or sub zero temps, he's seen it all.
 
"I don't mind the cold cause as you move you warm up, you really can't cool down," Feldcamp said.

But it's not just his body temperature Feldcamp has to worry about; with residential streets in Pittsburg still looking like a white winter wonder land, Feldcamp says he has to be careful when driving down city streets in his ride.

"They don't travel very well in the snow," Feldcamp said.
 
Slippery, but warm; and Feldcamp says he just takes his time and goes slowly. Though not all mail can be delivered by car. Especially on days like this, which means walking five miles in chilly temperatures and snowy roads.
 
"Put your clothes on in layers and make sure you wear more than one pair of socks, feet get pretty cold, pretty quick," Feldcamp said.
  
What ever his trick, most residents on his route seem thankful someone is willing to brave the roads, so that they don't have to.

"I think it's wonderful, if he can get out in this weather I admire him," said Margaret Butler of Pittsburg. 

"I would wait until another day, I wouldn't be out walking in this weather," said Megan Semones of Pittsburg.

"I think that's true dedication to their work, and I appreciate that they have to get out in this weather and still get a job done," said Sean Lauderdale of Pittsburg. 

Getting the job done might take a bit longer than usual, but even in this weather he's only about 15 minutes behind -- bringing your mail regardless of what mother nature delivers.


To Help Our Friends In Uniform:
     Clear the path to your mailbox if possible. As well as the sidewalk, if you have one, to your home.

 To visit the Post Office's Website, click here. 

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