Working outside in the dangerous conditions

Updated: 01/07/2014 5:20 PM
Created: 01/07/2014 4:44 PM WHEC.com
By: Berkeley Brean

Some people didn't have an option but to be outside Tuesday. News10NBC went door-to-door in the Park Avenue neighborhood with mailman Tim Stevely.

Tim Stevely, USPS letter carrier, said, “Well it's not that easy. It's all part of the job though. I just deal with it and think about my vacation to Florida coming up in a couple of weeks.”

Stevely said when he bumped into homeowners Tuesday, a lot of them sympathize with him and say they wouldn't want his job right now. He said the trick to staying warm is layer up on the clothes and keep moving. 

It was also tough for people waiting for their bus on Main Street.

Loretta Cross said, “On a day like today it's cold. We need to get more heat in these bus things.”

Jonathon Wallace said, “It is horrible. It is freezing out here. I've never experienced anything like it.”

Joe Cheers said, “It just seems like when it's this cold, it seems like it takes the bus forever to get here.”

Stevely said, “Yeah, I have my vacation on my mind right now. It helps me overcome the bad weather today.”

Some people wondered if the mail could have delayed one day. The U.S. Postal Service's motto is “Neither, rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” It doesn't say anything about the cold. 

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