Winter Storm Doesn’t Stop Robbinsdale Mail Carrier
This year’s wacky winter weather is making everyday live challenging. People who have to work in the elements know the impact of winter weather all too well.
Neither snow, nor ice…can stop mail carrier Johnna Lush from doing her job. She has worked for the United States Postal Service for almost six years. But she says this winter weather hasn’t been kind.
“The ice at the beginning of the week was terrible. The worst I think, I’ve ever seen it, so this is actually an improvement,” said Lush, who is a mail carrier in Robbinsdale.
She is prepared for whatever Mother Nature throws at her. Lush showed off her winter gear that includes hiking boots with an overshoe and ice grippers.
Trudging through all the snow, in all the winter gear, ten miles each day, on her Robbinsdale route, can sometimes be draining. Lush has become an expert in the “duck dance, ” carefully waddling on the slick sidewalks.
Lush says someone has fallen on ice at least once a day, but so far, they’ve had only one injury at their station.
She’s grateful for customers who make her job easier–by clearing a path in the snow.
“It really, makes a big difference when you’re having to go through 6 to 12 inches of snow,” said Lush.
But for all the winter mess we’ve had so far this year, the careful carries says there’s no other place she’d rather be.
“I would rather walk in this than in 90 degrees. So, I could never be a mailman in Florida,” said Lush.