No mail delivery in Cleveland area Wednesday due to extreme cold

CLEVELAND- You may have heard that "neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night ..." will prevent mail carriers from completing their appointed rounds.

But the unofficial motto of the U.S. Postal Service apparently doesn't include the cold. Wednesday, the federal service says it will not deliver mail in parts of the Midwest including some areas of Ohio because of a dangerous Arctic air blast.

Tuesday evening, the Postal Service announced that includes part of the Cleveland area.

According to their website, that includes Northern Ohio (Cleveland and Lima areas) with zip codes that have 441 and 458.

The U.S. Postal Service wrote:

"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. 30 in the following 3-digit ZIP Code locations:"

  • Michigan: 486-491, 493-499
  • Indiana: 460-469, 472-475, 478, 479
  • Chicago: 606-608
  • Lakeland: 530-532, 534, 535, 537-539, 541-545, 549, 600, 602, 601, 611
  • Detroit: 480-485, 492
  • Central Illinois: 601, 603 - 605, 609, 613, 614, 616, 617
  • Northern Ohio (Cleveland and Lima areas): 441, 458
  • Ohio Valley (Cincinnati and Columbus areas): 452, 430-432
  • Western Pennsylvania: (Erie and Bradford areas): 165, 169-177, 188
  • Northland: 540, 546-548, 550, 551, 553-564, 566
  • Hawkeye: 500-514, 520-528, 612
  • Dakotas: 580-588, 570-577
  • Eastern Nebraska: 680-689

The suspension also includes picking up mail from businesses and collection boxes, and picking up packages from residences and business.

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