State Offices Closed, USPS Suspends Delivery Across Michigan
You'll have to renew your license plate tabs and buy stamps online and you might not receive any mail today. Due to extreme cold, all state offices will be closed, post offices will be closed and the United States Postal Service has suspended delivery to zip codes across Michigan out of concern for the safety of USPS employees. In Michigan, services are suspended for zip codes 480-499.
Under the State of Emergency issued by Governor Gretchen Whitmer, the State of Michigan announced yesterday in a press release:
Due to the ongoing emergency weather conditions impacting the state of Michigan, all state government offices will be closed on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. All state employees with shifts that begin on or after 10:00 p.m., on Jan. 29, 2019, and are deemed nonessential should not report to work on Wednesday, Jan. 30. Certain offices will remain open for critical functions only. State employees with questions about whether their work functions are deemed essential should contact their supervisor. “All Michiganders are encouraged to stay inside as the temperature continues to drop,” said Governor Gretchen Whitmer. “If you must leave, make sure you layer up, wear the warmest clothes you have, cover your mouth, and try to limit your time out of your home. For your safety and the safety of our first responders, do not take unnecessary risks.” The State Emergency Operations Center will remain open to monitor weather conditions. Employees and residents should check www.michigan.gov for updates.
"Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds" may be the motto of the USPS but in a Service Alert yesterday it was announced:
Weather forecasters are warning of dangerously cold conditions in parts of the nation. Some places could see wind chill readings as low as 60 below zero.