Canada Post Cancels Mail Delivery Due to Heavy Snowfall
Prince George, B.C. – Today’s inclement weather has prompted Canada Post to cancel mail delivery service today.
Local Canadian Union of Postal Workers president Tami Brushey says the cancellation is due to “health and safety reasons” brought on by today’s heavy snowfall.
She says the decision was made easier by the fact “it was a light mail day” because trucks were unable to get into Prince George with out of town mail overnight.
Brushey says if the weather clears up and the roads are clear service will continue Monday (Canada Post is a federal service and thus do not get a holiday on Family Day in B.C.).
Heavy snow has also prompted a reminder from the Prince George RCMP not to drive “unless you have to.”
“We received a significant amount of snow overnight and throughout the day today so obviously please don’t drive unless you have to,” says Cpl. Craig Douglass.
“If you must drive, drive slower and cautiously and to the conditions of the road and be prepared to take a little longer to get where you need to go.”
It would also be best to avoid highway driving unless necessary, as conditions are treacherous.
Highway 1 for example is closed from Yale to Jackass Mountain due to an avalanche risk.
Avalanche risk has also closed the Icefields Parkway between Athabasca Falls, south of Jasper and the Saskatchewan River Crossing.
Prince George received 15 to 20 centimeters of snow overnight, and as we reported earlier today, are expecting another 5 to 10 centimeters by this afternoon.