- The United States Postal Service announced on Wednesday that it would stop mail in several countries cold temperature this week.
- It said about 100 sites in Michigan, Illinois, Nebraska, and more countries will not receive their regular delivery service on Wednesday.
- There are no words yet when deliveries can resume.
- The unofficial motto of the American post office says that snow will not stop it or anything else.
The United States Postal Service said it would stop delivering shipments in some countries on Wednesday, as a large part of the country this week shrinks from polar jet fuel and has sent a temperature that drops significantly to negative levels.
"The weather forecast warns of dangerous cold conditions in folk parts," the agency said on Tuesday evening. "Some sites could see that wind chill readings are below 60 below zero."
It added that "this Arctic outbreak and concern for the security of USPS staff stops deliveries" on Wednesday at several locations, including Detroit, Chicago and several parts of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Nebraska and Ohio.
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It is not clear when supplies in these areas will resume.
This week, more than 220 million Americans will be forced to fight a lower freezing temperature. The Chicago temperature on Wednesday morning was about 29 degrees Celsius (minus 20 in Fahrenheit) below zero, according to the US National Time Service, and the windmill was even more affected by the negative.
"It's cold, period," said NWS Chicago office, adding that so low temperatures are rare.
Many places are simply too cold for people to go outside safely. NWS as well as other time and medical professionals have warned that ice wind can cause hypothermia and frostbite within minutes.
"You talk very quickly about freezing and hypothermia problems, for example, within minutes, possibly in seconds," Brian Hurley, a weather forecasting center, said The Associated Press.
Thousands of flights have been canceled at Chicago and other airports, and schools in Chicago and part of East Iowa were closed on Wednesday, as well as closed in Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota.
Although the US Postal Service does not have a formal status, it has long been linked to the sentence: "No snow, no rain, no heat, no night, the courier remains the courier from the quick completion of their appointed rounds".
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