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Ride Along With USPS Letter Carriers in the Snow
DAYTON -- You may have to drive in this weather but some people have to work in it ... all day long.
"OK, we are ready to get out and walk," said mail carrier Lisa Cordes.
Out of the van, on to the streets, and coming to a mailbox near you, these snowy conditions are nothing new to Lisa."
"I've been a letter carrier for 10 years," she said.
And following Lisa around, you get to see exactly what gets her through.
"You tend to make friends and a lot of them become your family because you see them so often. This is Leo," she said pointing to a dog on her route. "Hi Leo, how are you doing buddy?"
And Lisa loves it when those friend keep her path clean.
"If there's anyone to follow it's this one she does a really good job," said Jim Morrissey, one of Lisa's customers.
Rain or shine, Lisa is out here six hours everyday.
"I actually deliver some high-rise apartment buildings so I get to spend a couple hours indoors everyday," she said. "I don't mind walking in it but driving it is not very fun. You just have to take your time and go a little slower to get what you need to."
Lisa says she's slipped in the snow a few times but has thankfully never been injured.
"You have more danger of accidents when you have ice and snow. You have a a lot of slips and falls. And there are times where it does keep us from making deliveries," she said.
Believe it or not, she says her job is easier now than the summer.
"I'm not a big fan of the snow and ice but it is easier to carry the mail in the winter than when it is hot and humid," Lisa said.
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