The U.S. Postal Service announced late Tuesday afternoon that there would be no mail delivery in North Dakota and South Dakota on Wednesday, Jan. 30, because of the cold weather.

The Wednesday, Jan. 30, edition of the Williston Herald will be mailed to subscribers on Thursday, Jan. 31. Copies of Wednesday's edition will be available at stores, in newspaper sales boxes and at the Herald's office, 14 Fourth St. W. The e-edition will be posted at midnight, as well.

In a news release sent shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday, the Postal Service cited "deteriorating weather conditions related to Polar Vortex Jayden" as the reason for suspended delivery. The high in Williston on Wednesday is forecast as 4 degrees, with wind chill values as cold as minus 30. 

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Warning that lasts until noon on Wednesday.

The news release said retail operations would be open but might be limited. There will be no mail pickup from businesses or collection boxes and no residential or commercial package pick-up services.


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