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Cold Keeps Mail From Reaching Some Tinley Park Homes

The U.S. Postal Service set delivery restrictions Monday and Tuesday because of the below-freezing temperatures. But service returned to normal Wednesday.

Tinley Park Post Office | Credit: File Photo
Tinley Park Post Office | Credit: File Photo
The below-freezing temperatures earlier this week affected the U.S. Postal Service's mail delivery, leaving some Tinley Park residents without mail for a few days. 

Mail carriers needed to be off the streets by 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6, because of the cold and were told only to deliver to businesses, curbside boxes, centralized boxes and boxes in enclosed apartment buildings, said Lee Junious, a customer service supervisor with the post office.

On Tuesday, Jan. 7, carriers were told they could deliver to all the stops on their routes, but they still had to stop by 5 p.m., Junious said. 

As of Wednesday, Jan. 8, delivery is back to normal, but carriers are still being asked to stop at 6 or 7 p.m., Junious added.

YOUR TURN: Have you received mail deliveries since the weekend? Tell us in the comments section.
Kris DeJong Hogan January 08, 2014 at 06:22 PM
I didn't mind not getting my mail for the safety of the carriers, however, it would have been nice if they had posted on the website or something so we knew that was the reason.
Roscoe January 08, 2014 at 10:50 PM
No mail for me today either, Wednesday. Guess those bills can wait.
Kelly Doolin Rocca January 09, 2014 at 09:01 AM
I agree with halting delivery on the extreme cold days, but as of yesterday, still no mail but the next block over received theirs....
Marilyn Z Bailey January 09, 2014 at 09:23 AM
I understand it was too cold to spend the day outside- but I guess they can drop the motto of "thru rain or sleet or snow or gloom of night"
Pat Hunnell January 09, 2014 at 01:50 PM
no mail Tue or Wed for us and I agree with the PM of TP BUT could you rotate your routes so that those of us who get mail late in the day could be first on the route the next day?
Amanda Horn January 22, 2014 at 03:12 PM
I don't see why they should drop the motto since it doesn't mention cold. I hope everyone stayed safe.

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