Snow Forces Mail Delivery Suspension, Closes Post Offices

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (February 9, 2013)--The U.S. Postal Service suspended mail delivery and will keep post offices closed in all six New England states because of the blizzard that dumped more than 2 feet of snow throughout the region.

Postal Service spokeswoman Christine Dugas said post offices in Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island will remain closed Saturday.

She said it's an unusual move, but said roads across much of New England have been closed or are impassable.

Dugas said safety is the primary concern.

The postal service is also asking customers to make sure to clear snow from their walks and around the mailboxes before Monday, when service is scheduled to resume.

The postal service announced this week that it would stop Saturday mail delivery for good later this year.

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