Winter has finally started to hit Vancouver as Environment Canada has issued a weather statement for of up to 15 cm of snow throughout the day. This snow has caused parts of the city to shut down as they are unprepared for the harsh weather. Dozens of school districts have shut down and now Canada Post is warning that they may be unable to deliver mail to the Greater Vancouver Area and other parts of Southern BC.
As snow continues to fall throughout the day, the roads and transportation conditions have become harder to navigate. Multiple transit delays were reported this morning alone and now Canada Post is also having difficulty delivering mail throughout the province.
Canada Post released a tweet earlier today about the issue. Stating that many customers in the Greater Vancouver area, Vancouver Island and the South Coast of BC. may not receive their mail today due to weather conditions.
Weather conditions are impeding mail delivery in the Greater Vancouver Area, on Vancouver Island and the South Coast of BC. While every effort is being made to deliver the mail, some customers may not receive mail today. Delivery will resume once it's safe to do so.— Canada Post Helps (@canadaposthelps) February 11, 2019
The tweet ensured that every effort was being made for the mail to be delivered, but the weather has been interfering with that process. Canada Post also stated that normal delivery will resume once the weather conditions lessen and it is safe to do so.
Canada Post also is reminding Vancouver residents to make sure to clear and salt their walkways and stairs to make sure it is safe for those mailmen who are delivering your mail in this snowy weather.
Please clear and salt walks and stairs to keep everyone safe. https://t.co/fgB2Q0JYfg— Canada Post Helps (@canadaposthelps) February 11, 2019
Vancouver isn't the only place that Canada Post is having an issue delivering today. Canada Post also released a service alert for some areas in Newfoundland where mail delivery has been completely suspended.