Postal Workers Resume Some Mail Routes Thursday

Thursday, February 3rd 2011, 6:22 pm
By: News On 6

Rick Wells, News On 6

TULSA, Oklahoma -- If you've been looking for mail in your mailbox over the past couple of days, you've no doubt been disappointed.

The bad weather has even affected the U.S. Postal Service. Thursday was the first day for any kind of normal service since snow began to fall on Tuesday.

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The only thing disturbing the perfection of the snow in front of Sandy Wood's home is her track to the mailbox and the only thing inside there is for the ants.

Rick Wells, News On 6: "The only thing in your mail box is an ant trap?"

Sandy Wood: "Yes."(laughs)

Rick Wells, News On 6: "And that didn't come in the mail."

Sandy had emailed the News On 6 asking why there was no mail service.

Rick Wells, News On 6: "When was the last time you got mail."

Sandy Wood: "Monday I believe."

A look down her street explains part of the problem. Of course, it's pretty snowy.

"I wasn't surprised that we didn't get mail," Sandy said.

She just wanted to know what was up. So News On 6 went the downtown post office and talked to Jeff Callison, the manager of customer service operations in Tulsa.

"Monday was the last routine day," he said. "This is the first day we've had a lot of folks out on the streets."

The News On 6 found James Morgan working through his route along Peoria near I-44.

"This is the first day I've been able to get back to work," he said. "I wasn't able to work yesterday. I couldn't get out of my neighborhood."

Morgan said they're working through mail routes as best they can, but some streets and neighborhoods are very difficult.

Folks like Sandy Wood and her neighbors on this cul-de-sac in South Tulsa may have to wait a little longer.

The Postal Service says they're not sure how long it will take to get things back to normal, but volume is way down because mail bound for Tulsa can't get through the system either.