LONG ISLAND NY – As the nor’ eastern intensified throughout the evening on Long Island, morning commuting in most areas continued to be hazardous.
Due to blizzard conditions postal services have been suspended in all areas with Zip Codes 119, 118 and 117 offices –except 11793, 11758, 11710, 11714, 11756, and 11783 and 115 Zip Code areas which will have limited retail services that may be curtailed at any time to ensure the safety of employees and customers.
Postal Service employees in the Long Island and New York City areas are being advised to check for changes to their scheduled work reporting status by contacting the USPS National Emergency Notification Hotline to determine if any special instructions have been issued. The toll-free USPS National Emergency Notification Hotline for U.S. Postal Service employees is: 1-888-363-7462.
Postal officials are reminding the general public to keep mailboxes, steps, and sidewalks clear of snow and ice so letter carriers are able to provide the safest, most efficient delivery service possible to avoid interruption of mail delivery.
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