Letter carriers cope with the cold

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WDTN Photo/Kris Sproles

What a difference a season makes.

You might recall 2 NEWS Investigates exposing the struggles of some letter carriers during the heat of the summer, even collapsing on the job.

2 NEWS Investigates checked back with the local president of the National Letter Carriers Association and said mangement is showing much more compassion toward carriers in the cold than it did during the heat of the summer.

John Oross said carriers are being allowed more breaks to thaw either in their vehicles or businesses along their routes.

He said even some residents are inviting carriers into their homes to warm up.

Oross told 2 NEWS Investigates earlier this month when temperatures dipped below zero nine carriers that he knows of suffered frostbite.  He believes six have returned to work.

The local union represents 1600 carriers in Dayton and surrounding communities like Xenia and Eaton.

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