The U.S. Postal Service is taking precautions to ensure the safe delivery of mail in the aftermath of the approaching storm, it says in a press release issued today.

“Letter carriers will face the elements to deliver mail on Tuesday and Wednesday,” says spokeswoman Valerie Hughes. “To help them make their appointed rounds, the U.S. Postal Service asks you to clear snow and ice from the approach to your mail box.”

Hughes says delivery service may be delayed or curtailed whenever streets or walkways present hazardous condition for letter carriers or when snow is plowed against mailboxes. Delayed mail is attempted the next delivery day.