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Regular operations resume after storm

Indiana, PA, Rural Carrier Sheila Kernan delivers mail after the storm.

The Postal Service has resumed regular operations following the historic blizzard that pummeled the Eastern United States last week.

In states from Maine to Louisiana, almost 24 million people saw more than 20 inches of snow, according to the National Weather Service. In the Northeast, the Jan. 22-24 blizzard ranked as the fourth most powerful snowstorm in more than 60 years.

USPS kept the mail moving throughout the storm, although some customers experienced service disruptions. By the end of last week, regular operations had resumed almost completely.

“The Postal Service thanks all of its employees for their work throughout this storm,” said Chief Operating Officer David Williams. “Our customers place great faith in our ability to deliver for them during extreme weather, and once again, we rose to the challenge.”

Williams also expressed appreciation for customers who cleared walkways and mailboxes of ice and snow after the storm — and he encouraged them to continue this practice in the future.

“Winter isn’t over,” Williams said. “The continued cooperation of customers to help letter carriers safely reach their appointed rounds is essential.”

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