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Mail delivery suspended in much of Indiana Thursday because of dangerously cold temps

Posted at 5:47 AM, Jan 30, 2019

INDIANAPOLIS — Extremely low and dangerous temperatures have caused the U.S. Postal service to suspend delivery across the Midwest on Thursday, including most of Indiana.

The USPS said it is having a safety talk in the morning about recognizing frostbite and wearing proper clothing. The postal service is urging mail carriers to take breaks when needed.

Indiana was added to the list around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

You can read the full list of suspended service areas from USPS below.

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

We will provide additional information when it becomes available

All post office retail operations will be open, except the Goshen, Indiana location which is closed due to loss of power.

People across the country posted to social media that they were putting their mail on hold for the safety of their mail carriers, saying "mail carriers are not superheroes."

The USPS said it is not requesting people to place their mail on hold and that mail carriers will still attempt delivery for every customer unless they are in a place where delivery has been suspended.

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