Mail delivery suspended Wednesday in Minnesota, western Wisconsin due to cold

Mail delivery suspended Wednesday in Minnesota, western Wisconsin due to cold

A school in Moorhead, Minnesota shows the temperature on Tuesday.

The United States Postal Service is suspending delivery operations on Wednesday, the agency announced today. In its update, the USPS said only portions of northern Missouri and parts of Nebraska are affected. Risky wind chills of -20 to -30 are expected.

But the unofficial motto of the U.S. Postal Service apparently doesn't include the cold.

Notably absent from that famous phrase is "extreme cold".

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The USPS said it is not requesting people to place their mail on hold.

Minneapolis was as cold as minus-27 degrees on Wednesday and Green Bay, Wisconsin, dipped to minus-19 degrees. In that city and elsewhere, the wind chill is even lower, driven by strong winds.

The USPS website cites below zero wind chills and unsafe conditions to drivers for the cancellations.

Notice how they left out any reference of a polar vortex?

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