DICKINSON COUNTY, Kan. -

Residents in rural Dickinson County are asking Kansas congressmen for help in restoring mail delivery.

The United States Postal Services quit servicing routes to more than a dozen homes in north central Kansas due to what it calls "unsafe conditions." The agency said roads leading to the farms are unsafe, and suspended services four years ago. The changes forced 17 rural homeowners to travel to nearby Hope to pick up their mail.

County Commissioners sent letters to Kansas representatives in Washington Wednesday, hoping to restore delivery to rural areas.

The Postal Service says delivery remains suspended because mail carriers cannot travel to the locations in a safe manner.