Cold Weather Safety -- Postal Service Shuts Down In Parts Of Midwest For Today

USPS Carrier -- Credit: gillfoto [CC BY-SA 4.0], from Wikimedia Commons
With the polar vortex settling in over the mid west of the United States, people are being urged to stay inside and be very careful if they have to be outside. It is because of these extreme cold safety concerns that not only are ski mountains closing in the region, but the Postal Service is shutting down for the day as well.

Starting today, the postal service will not be delivering to parts of Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, The Dakotas, and Nebraska.

"Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.",

We can see that the old postal service motto doesn't inlcude cold, but if they are willing to add it on a whim, it must be wicked cold. That should be a sign to everyone that it's a day where safety should come first and it is a better idea to stay inside, even for us who like to get out on those hills.

For more detailed information about the areas affected by the postal service closing for cold, refer to the link below.

Service Alerts - Newsroom -

Weather forecasters are warning of dangerously cold conditions in parts of the nation. Some places could see wind chill readings as low as 60 below zero. Due to this arctic outbreak and concerns for the safety of USPS employees, the Postal Service is suspending delivery Jan.


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