Extreme Temperatures Cause USPS to Suspend Mail in 10 States

January 31, 2019 Off By Melissa Team

As windchill readings in some areas got as low as 60 degrees below zero, the U.S. Postal Service decided to temporarily cease mail delivery in parts of 10 states.

NPR reports, “Extreme cold is forcing the U.S. Postal Service to shut down mail delivery in parts of 10 states in the Great Plains and Midwest, reflecting the perilous threat of a polar vortex that’s bringing record-low temperatures and biting winds to a broad swath of the U.S.”

Here is a list (note that the numbers reflect the first three digits of the region’s ZIP code):

  • Michigan: 486-491, 493-499
  • Detroit: 480-485, 492
  • Central Illinois: 601, 603-605, 609, 613, 614, 616, 617
  • Chicago: 606-608
  • Lakeland (Southeast Wisconsin): 530-532, 534, 535, 537-539, 541-545, 549, 600, 602, 601, 611
  • Northland (which includes Minnesota and Wisconsin): 540, 546-548, 550, 551, 553-564, 566
  • Hawkeye (which includes Iowa and Illinois): 500-514, 520-528, 612
  • Indiana: 460-469, 472-475, 478, 479
  • Northern Ohio (Cleveland and Lima areas): 441, 458
  • Ohio Valley (Cincinnati and Columbus areas): 452, 430-432
  • South and North Dakota: 580-588, 570-577
  • Eastern Nebraska: 680-689

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