USPS UPDATE — Oroville Dam Evacuations Continue to Impact Mail Delivery

SACRAMENTO DISTRICT – Mandatory evacuations of nearly 200,000 residents were imposed in eight California cities after a hole in an emergency spillway at the Oroville Dam threatened to flood the surrounding area. These evacuations are impacting operations at a number of post offices.
“We apologize for this inconvenience to our customers,” said Ashleigh Rodriguez, Manager of Post Office Operations for Sacramento District. “But we are making every attempt to make mail available for customer pick up where conditions are safe.”

The Sacramento District serves ZIP Codes 936-938, 942, 952, 953 and 956-960 in northern California.

Snowstorm to snarl travel from DC to New York City and Boston Thursday

A quick change to colder weather will be accompanied by accumulating snow from the mid-Atlantic to eastern New England into Thursday night.

The cold and snow follows on the heels of record warmth across the Northeast on Wednesday.

The storm will begin with a brief period of rain in some areas, but will quickly change over to snow as temperatures plummet. Initially the snow will melt on paved surfaces. However, that can change in a matter of minutes as the rate of snow picks up.

Despite the recent warmth, snow will fall at a fast enough pace to lead to slippery roads and airline delays as the storm progresses.

Major cities at greatest risk for a period of accumulating snow include Philadelphia, New York City and Boston.

Major travel delays and disruptions to daily activities are likely from accumulations ranging from a slushy coating to as much as 12 inches.

Airline delays will increase exponentially, due to aircraft deicing operations and slippery runways. Flight cancellations will continue to mount.