Canada Post suspends service on Vancouver Island due to snow

Canada Post suspends service on Vancouver Island due to snow
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Canada Post is notifying residents that it will not be delivering mail or packages across all of Vancouver Island on Wednesday.

A “red delivery service alert” was issued for the Island on Jan. 17 due to “inclement weather,” including snow and freezing rain, according to Canada Post.

There’s no definite time for when service will restart on Vancouver Island.

“Delivery will resume once conditions improve and it’s safe to do so,” said Canada Post in a release around noon Wednesday.

“The safety of our employees is our number one priority.”

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Moving forward, Canada Post is asking residents to clear ice and snow from their driveways, walkways and stairs to make it safe for mail carriers and visitors to access their front doors when service resumes.

Anyone with questions about their mail delivery can contact the Canada Post customer service team online or by phone at 1-866-607-6301.

Canada Post isn’t the only organization being affected by the snowfall.

Most schools on Vancouver Island issued a snow day Wednesday, and the Capital Regional District suspended its recycling pickup.

Some bus routes have been cancelled or altered, according to BC Transit, and Harbour Air and HeliJet flights out of Victoria have been grounded.

Meanwhile, Canada Post has also issued a red service alert for Metro Vancouver, and a yellow service alert – meaning there may be delays to deliveries – was issued for southern British Columbia.


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