Mail Delivery to Resume Friday After Historic Cold, USPS Says

Postal service was stopped for two days due to frigid temperatures, dangerously low wind chills

After being halted for two days due to frigid cold temperatures and dangerous wind chills, mail service will resume on Friday, the United States Postal Service announced.

With wind chills dipping to dangerously low levels and Chicago seeing near-record cold, the postal service took the unusual step of suspending service for two days, but postal customers will once again receive their mail beginning Friday.

“As we resume delivery, we ask our customers to continue clearing sidewalks, paths and approaches to the mailboxes for the continued safety of our letter carriers,” said Chicago District Manager Randy Stines.  “We sincerely thank and appreciate the assistance, cooperation and concern from customers for our employees during this unprecedented time.”

The post office says that customers can check whether their area will receive mail on the USPS Service Alerts page.

With no classes today or tomorrow throughout the area, parents who still had to work were left scrambling for options. NBC 5’s Regina Waldroup has the story. 
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