Canada Post cancels mail service for Ottawa region after snow dump

The overnight snowstorm has proven to be too much for Canada Post.

The federal mail delivery service put out a service announcement on Wednesday afternoon saying it has suspended mail delivery for all of Eastern Ontario, including Ottawa, while crews continue to clear the roadways.

The announcement was made on Canada Post’s “Service Alerts” blog on its website and follows similar measures that the mail delivery service took in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area on Tuesday as the storm blew through those municipalities.

“Due to the current weather conditions, a Red Alert has been issued for Eastern Ontario including the City of Ottawa,” said Canada Post in a statement to this newspaper. “A red alert means there is no delivery for the day as it is unsafe to do so.

“Once delivery resumes, efforts to catch up are often slowed by the conditions. We thank customers for their patience as we safely resume their delivery. All service alerts and updates will be posted on our website, and to Facebook and Twitter.”

Mail service is expected to resume on Thursday.


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