Status: 07.12.2023, 15:00 PM
By: Melina Staar
Snow can also make it difficult to deliver mail. © Angelika Warmuth/dpa
The masses of snow that fell from the sky in the Tölzer Land last weekend also slowed down Swiss Post. It is still possible that deliveries will arrive with delays.
Bad Tölz – The onset of winter last weekend, with up to 50 centimetres of fresh snow overnight, has led to some restrictions. For example, a woman from Tölz wanted to drop off a parcel at one of the partner branches these days. But she couldn't, pointing out that none are currently being accepted because the parcels are not being picked up. At another branch, the woman was able to drop off the package, but saw in the app that it had not yet made its way.
As Deutsche Post announced in a press release, snow and ice are currently complicating operations. "Since then, roads that have not been cleared in particular have led to longer transit times for Deutsche Post and DHL." Of course, the Tölz region is also affected by the impairments, says spokesman Dieter Nawrath when asked. "Here and there, these also include the collection of consignments delivered to the partner branches." If there is no more storage capacity available in the store, there will be a stop to acceptance. "We are doing everything we can to keep the restrictions as low as possible, but unfortunately delays cannot be ruled out for the coming days." We ask for your understanding for this.
You can also find even more current news from the region at Merkur.de/Bad Tölz.
Letterboxes could also only be partially emptied recently. As Swiss Post further writes in the press release, the suspension of public transport at the weekend meant that some employees were unable to reach their workplaces. "In some operating facilities, backlogs have formed in the currently very high shipment volumes, which can only be reduced in the coming days" – if conditions permit. "Every cleared street, every free sidewalk and free access to the house is of course a help to the postmen here," emphasizes Nawrath.
Nationwide, around 48 million letters and 6.2 million parcels are delivered every day. Irregularities cannot be completely ruled out, especially in the current weather conditions. But: "We take every complaint from our customers seriously," says spokesman Dieter Nawrath.
for those affected, there is information available via the customer hotline 02 28/43 33 112.