Cooler mailbox

February 8, 2008 5:38:20 AM PST
How does a cooler sound for some cold mail?

Record snow in the West is giving rise to drifts and creativity, too.

The snow is burying homeowners' mailboxes. So, Christopher Lizotte uses a blue 5-gallon Igloo cooler to get his mail.

He notes it's waterproof and meets all the government requirements by simply carrying a label with the words "US Mail" and his address.

Postal officials in the Ogden, Utah, area report other residents are putting out buckets, bags or even just a board stuck in the snow for their mail.