Winter Storm Maya

Due to the extreme weather conditions in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Tennessee, these states are experiencing significant power outages and road closures. We have seen reduced capacity at all mail facility in the Dallas region which may affect some shipments. Significant ice storm across the southern Plains and Mid-South to gradually end today turning to driving rain. The cold and dangerous wind chills to enter the northern Plains and Upper Midwest before sweeping into the Northeast by Friday. Periods of heavy snow return to the Sierra and Cascades late this week into the weekend.

Airports reopening on Eastern Seaboard

After another two days of winter snow storms most airports are resuming normal operations effective Thursday 22nd March. Delays are showing on outbound flights but inbound seem to be OK. Airlines are dealing with the backlog of freight and will hopefully have cleared this by the weekend

Another Winter Storm

From Tuesday evening flights have been cancelled in and out of the three airports around New York City due to the heavy snowfall that the East coast of America is experiencing. With no let up predicted thru to Monday significant delays in transit times for parcels to the East coast of America are to be expected

Winter Storm Grayson

Winter Storm Grayson is bringing heavy snowfall and powerful wind gusts to the U.S. East Coast. Affected airports include JFK, EWR, BOS, PHL which are either note open or having a very reduced service. Please check individual shipments for latest tracking information

Hurricane Irma heading for Florida Airlines closing down

Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 storm being called one of the most powerful Atlantic Ocean hurricanes ever recorded, is headed toward Florida. For the safety of our customers, employees and partners, and due to the predicted effects of the storm on transport via air and ground, United Cargo is temporarily closing our freight facilities and restricting all acceptance and movement of freight and mail in four Florida cities. Details are below:
• Facility closings and restrictions are effective from 1 a.m. EDT Thursday, September 7 until further notice
• Facility closings and restrictions apply in Miami International Airport (MIA), Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport (FLL), Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) and Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers (RSW)
• United Cargo Freight Facilities in MIA, FLL, PBI and RSW are all temporarily closing, and shipments will not be accepted or terminated until further notice

Hurricane Irma,The most powerful Atlantic Hurricane in recorded history

The most powerful Atlantic Ocean hurricane in recorded history is battering the Caribbean islands, as British tourists are evacuated from the region amid warnings the storm will be “potentially catastrophic”.

The island of Barbuda was the first to bear the brunt of Hurricane Irma– a category five storm with winds of 185mph – early on Wednesday, churning along a path pointing to Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Cuba before possibly hitting Florida over the weekend.

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.