Friday, January 5, 2018




Keep fire hydrants, mailboxes cleared, officials say

"Neither rain, nor snow, nor gloom of night..." This letter carrier
trudged through the snow-covered streets of Middletown
on Thursday. (photo: Anthony Lucarelli)

MID-HUDSON – As everyone shovels out from Thursday’s snowstorm, they are reminded to keep fire hydrants and mailboxes cleared of ice and snow.

Keeping fire hydrants clear and visible is a public safety measure, fire officials note. Keeping them accessible for first responders could make the difference when fighting a fire.

Postal officials also ask that people clear sidewalks, walkways and approaches to mailboxes so that letter carriers can provide safe and timely mail delivery.


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