January 8th , 2014 10:00 am Leave a comment

Outdoor work means no rest for the chilly

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When the trash can is empty and the mail appears in the mornings, it wasn’t always an easy feat for the people who made it happen.

Photo by Brandon Hicks Alicia Shepherd, a USPS mail carrier, is bundled up while she completes her Tuesday route in sub-zero temperatures.

Photo by Brandon Hicks
Alicia Shepherd, a USPS mail carrier, is bundled up while she completes her Tuesday route in sub-zero temperatures.

Even in extreme cold people expect their services to continue, and that means there are people braving the cold to ensure these daily duties are carried out.

The cold weather was determined to make sure Alicia Shepherd, a United States Postal Service mail carrier, had a hard day at work Tuesday.

“Besides the weather being so cold, my truck broke down,” she said. “It was so cold it killed my battery.”

She said a colleague came to assist her because without her vehicle, her route would be impossible.

“I was out of commission for about an hour, but once we got it up and running, I did what I was out there to do,” Shepherd said. “I was a little behind today.”

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