TEXARKANA — Texarkana's mail delivery was a no go this week with so much snow.
"Our transportation is hampered because of the current road conditions. Once those road conditions improve, we are back on track," Carol Hunt of the United States Postal Service told the Gazette Friday.
When asked when the roads would be permissible for USPS to deliver mail, Hunt said the USPS was not the road department and she did not have that information.
Last Monday was President's Day, a federal holiday, which means mail was not delivered.
The remainder of the week brought deepening snow to Texarkana and no residential mail delivery as of Friday.
However, Hunt said Oaklawn Post Office was open for retail operations on Friday but Downtown Post Office closed.
The USPS webpage also shows Hope and Douglassville post offices in Arkansas are closed until further notice.
Other delivery services
Federal Express and United Parcel Service are also experiencing delays in service.
From shipments of COVID-19 vaccines to that cool thing you ordered last week that was supposed to be here Wednesday, the major carriers are struggling with delays caused by bad weather and all the inconveniences it brings.
"Prolonged severe weather is continuing to impact much of the FedEx network in the U.S., including the ability to pick and deliver in certain cities. We have contingency plans in place to help lessen the effect of inclement weather on operations and service, and we are implementing those plans as we're able. The safety of our team members is our top priority as we work to provide the best possible service for our customers. Customers with questions about their shipments should monitor the Service Alerts page on fedex.com for updates," said FedEx spokesperson Sederia Gray in an email Friday.
The UPS website includes a similar statement noting that natural disasters and bad weather may disrupt service.
"Significant weather events across the U.S. are impacting the UPS network. Although your location may not be impacted by weather, the movement of packages in the network may be impacted by weather conditions in other areas. Contingency plans are in place and UPS is working to move shipments to their final destinations as quickly as conditions permit. Visit ups.com to track the status of your shipment and to find the latest information on service delays."