Smelling, telling

City Carrier Assistant Michelle Danner was recently delivering mail in a Newfane, NY, neighborhood when she smelled the odor of gas leaking at a residence.

Because the customer did not appear to be at home, Danner alerted a neighbor, who called the gas company.

Utility workers soon discovered and repaired a major leak.

The customer later contacted local Postmaster Susan Maier.

“The customer was thankful that Michelle possibly prevented an explosion and injuries in the vicinity,” Maier said.

Employees featured in “Heroes’ Corner” also receive letters of commendation through the Postmaster General Heroes’ Program. The nomination form is available on Blue.