Archive for Friday, February 22, 2013

Journal-World carriers working to deliver papers in snow

February 22, 2013


Unplowed residential streets are hampering delivery of the Lawrence Journal-World to some customers this morning.

Mike Countryman, the newspaper's director of circulation, said an undetermined number of customers had been unable to get today's paper in the aftermath of the storm. But he said carriers would keep trying through the day to get through the snow to deliver the news.

"We are out there delivering," Countryman said.

While most main and secondary streets are passable, Countryman said many neighborhood residential roads had not yet been cleared, making it difficult for carriers to get to customers' homes.

He said almost all carriers were able to get out and pick up their papers for delivery, though carriers serving Lecompton and Tonganoxie were unable to get out of their own driveways this morning, and that carriers without four-wheel-drive vehicles were at a disadvantage in getting through their delivery routes. He said he hoped the delivery situation would improve as the day goes on, more roads get plowed and the sun melts some of the snow.

"We appreciate (customers') patience and hopefully we'll be back to normal tomorrow," Countryman said.


Richard Payton 5 years, 3 months ago

The mailman didn't deliver yesterday on Massachusetts St. and neither did Fed Ex or UPS. It's okay if the paper doesn't get thrown.

Richard Crank 5 years, 3 months ago

I was a (then called) "paperboy" while in junior high in the 1960's, so I know just how difficult being a newspaper carrier (or postal carrier or any delivery service) is when weather like this hits. A tip of the hat to you all.

funkdog1 5 years, 3 months ago

Give a nice tip to your carrier. They're not getting paid by the hour. They're getting paid by each paper they throw.

David Teska 5 years, 3 months ago

No mail yesterday and no paper today, not sure about mail. Our cul de sac isn't plowed and it took 3 days to do so in Xmas storm of 2009. We used to tip our carrier for porch delivery but when LJW decided (really) to add $5 for porch delivery, we stopped and just grab it off the driveway. Couldn't believe they actually added that kind of charge.

fanofKU 5 years, 3 months ago

We didn't get our paper and our streets were passable. We'll see what tomorrow brings. All the LJWorld would say is that they would credit us for the day. Yep!

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