“Whatever happened to ‘rain, sleet or snow’?” quipped city attorney Chester Cedars, paraphrasing the old mailman’s motto.
“I would think that would be more of a bluff,” he said.
It wasn’t even that, Postmaster Tim Thomas told the Teche News.
“I just asked them if they could help us out,” Thomas said. “(The mail carrier) was slipping and sliding. I have to look out for the safety of my people.”
The City Council asked city engineer Chris Richard to follow up with a street contractor to remedy the problem.
A new overlay on the streets raised the street level significantly and dirt was hauled in to cover what in some areas were pretty steep drop-offs, Richard explained.
“We added dirt and seeded it and then the rains came,” he said.