For the second day in a row, all Canada Post deliveries are still suspended across Southern Ontario. The complete halt of mail service comes after freezing rain swept across the province. Canada Post issued two service alerts yesterday, one for all of Southern Ontario and another specifically for the GTA. Both are red alerts meaning all service is suspended.
On their twitter this morning, they confirmed that those delays are still on-going. Canada Post informed customers that while every effort was being made to restore mail service, some customers would not receive mail again today as it is still unsafe. They also asked people to clear and salt their walkways and stairs to ensure they aren't slippery for mail carriers.
They also say that mail service will only resume once it's safe to do so, meaning will still don't know how long exactly this service interruption is going to last in Ontario. The warnings are also still vague about which areas and towns are specifically included in Southern Ontario, but chances are if you got freezing rain yesterday then you won't be getting any mail today.
Obviously, Ontarians are thrilled about the ongoing suspension of mail here. They are also taking to Twitter to call out Canada Post for the delays.
I’m sorry @canadapostcorp But 99 percent of people still work today. It’s Canada. It’s winter. Go slow. And go to work.— Me (@ricardofstno) February 6, 2019
They don't deliver on a good day. Lol— Jennifer (@Jennife22645088) February 6, 2019
Many people are recalling an old mail slogan of "neither snow nor rain nor heat nor dark of night" meaning nothing could stop mail delivery. However, the slogan is actually associated with the US Postal service.
The traditions and slogans of the past that had true meaning,now mean nothing at all.📪— Mervin Bruce (@MervinBruce2) February 6, 2019
so much for rain, sleet, and snow part of that arrangement :)— Talking Monkey (@GrayJayStudios) February 6, 2019
Whatever happened to rain, snow, sleet, hail....— Grumpy Gus (@GrumpyGus8) February 6, 2019
Oh right, unions.
Canada Post has only confirmed that service is impeded in Southern Ontario and the GTA. It is unclear right now how long these outages will last, but Canada Post confirmed they are making every effort to deliver mail as soon as possible.