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Snow halts Feb. 23 mail


March 1, 2023

Scott Swanson

Mail delivery vehicles sit idle in the Sweet Home Post Office parking lot at midday Thursday.

Postal officials shut down regular mail delivery Thursday, Feb. 23, following a snowstorm that blanketed Portland with record one-day snowfall on Wednesday, leading to hours-long traffic jams and other complications.

The New Era was among local mail not delivered in Sweet Home for the first time in memory after local carriers were told not to come in to work Thursday morning due to transport aircraft being grounded and delivery trucks being unable to transport mail from Portland.

David Rupert, a spokesman for the U.S. Postal Service, blamed the situation on "weather and transportation iss...

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