Winter storm is over, but it's causing shipping delays(Read article summary)
The winter storm that gripped the Northeastern United States this week has largely passed, but in its wake are major shipping delays that will affect all parts of the country. Here's what to expect from the postal service, FedEx, and UPS.
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You may be sitting on your deck in sunny California, but your order shipped from New York is going to have some trouble getting out of the blizzard zone. This should be no surprise to anyone on the East Coast, but it may catch online shoppers elsewhere off guard. Thankfully, with the storm already moving on as of this morning, deliveries should take no more than a few days to catch up.
Here's the lowdown straight from the carriers themselves:
U.S. Postal Service
"Winter Storm Juno continues to impact postal operations in the Northeast region. [...] Strong winds and near-blizzard conditions will continue to make travel and mail delivery nearly impossible. As a result, the Postal Service has temporarily suspended delivery and retail operations in several locations as we cope with this major snowstorm.
The line of impacted postal facilities go from the New Jersey shore all the way to Downeast Maine, and includes the cities of New York City, Boston, Providence, Hartford, and Portland. Peak impacts will continue in New England, with widespread snow accumulations of 1 to 2 feet likely."
"Severe winter weather will impact service in the Northeast today. There will be no pickups or deliveries in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, or portions of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York."
"A winter storm is causing hazardous conditions in the northeastern U.S. Our top priority is the safety and well-being of our team members, as well as providing the highest level of service to our customers. Although contingency plans are in place, some service delays and disruptions can be anticipated for inbound and outbound shipments in NY. FedEx is committed to providing service to the best of our ability in areas that can be safely accessed."