Mail carriers in Northern Norway face challenging weather conditions, delays expected

StormPhoto: Marit Hommedal / NTB
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The post will not be delivered on Wednesday in Beiarn, Lofoten, Finnsnes, and many other places due to the bad weather. 

In the last 24 hours, strong winds, rain, ice, and slippery roads have led to canceled boat routes, closed bridges, and closed road sections. Due to the weather conditions, the mail can be delayed by up to two days in some places. This applies to everything from letters and packages to advertising, newspapers, and goods – including medicine.

“We try to get all mail delivered to the best of our ability, but considerations for the weather conditions and the safety of the employees must come first. 

“In several places, it is now practically impossible to have today’s mail delivered. There will therefore be delays in exposed areas,” press manager Kenneth Tjønndal Pettersen in the Norwegian Post stated.

The delays are greatest in Lofoten, Vesterålen, and Senja. There may also be delays in Rana, Narvik, Steigen, Brønnøysund, Finnsnes, Indre Troms, and Harstad.

“Virtually all boat routes on Helgeland have been canceled, so there will no mail will reach the Helgeland islands today”, Pettersen added.

Note: The picture used is for illustration purposes only.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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