Don’t mail it in: Postal Service asks residents to remove snow, ice from walkways
DETROIT – The United States Postal Service is asking residents to make sure their walkways and curbside mailboxes are clear of snow and ice. “The Postal Service treats safety and service with equal priority,” said District Manager Rick Moreton, Detroit District. “It is extremely important that you keep your walkways free and clear of snow and ice to help reduce the danger of a letter carrier suffering serious injury in a slipping accident,” Moreton said. “This will permit the carrier to drive up to your mailbox and deposit or collect mail without having to get out of the vehicle. “The area near the mailbox should be cleared in a half-moon shape to give the carrier full visibility.”READ: More local news coverage
Heat in Metro Detroit: Read this before walking your dog today
DETROIT Most everybody loves walking their dog. But when the weather gets hot, you need to be aware that hot pavement can injure your furry friend. However, I suspect that the red brick or blacktop surfaces could get hot enough to cause your dog some pain. Heres a suggestion: Instead walking your dog on the pavement, walk him or her on the grass next to the paved surface. Dont let the heat dissuade you from taking the dog (and yourself) out for a little exercise.