UPDATE: No mail until Friday

Published: Jan. 30, 2019 at 10:20 AM EST
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The U.S. Postal Service has suspended mail service Wednesday and Thursday throughout Michigan.

The USPS sites dangerous cold as the reason for suspending service. Most post office retail operations will be open.

Due to the extreme weather conditions caused by the winter storm, the U.S. Postal Service has temporarily suspended delivery, collections and pick up services throughout the state of Michigan on Wednesday and Thursday, January 30-31, 2019, to ensure the safety and well-being of our employees.

“We apologize for any inconvenience this weather related service disruption has caused,” said District Manager Karlett Gilbert, Detroit District. “The safety and well-being of our employees is of paramount concern to the Postal Service.”

Free bus rides are being offered in the Detroit area as part of efforts to keep people warm during dangerously cold weather.

The Detroit Department of Transportation and the Detroit-area SMART bus system are giving free rides Wednesday.

Temperatures dropped to minus 6 degrees Wednesday morning. The National Weather Service says the previous record low for the day in Detroit was minus 4 degrees on Jan. 30, 1951.

Amid snow, winter storm warnings were in effect for western Michigan and parts of the Upper Peninsula.

Hundreds of schools were closed.