January 14, 2014 (CHICAGO) — Some Chicago residents say the U.S. Postal Service is delaying delivery of their packages.
Postal officials say there is a reason they have been slowed down.
Call it the polar vortex pileup. Last week’s extremely cold weather meant the postal service was not delivering at full capacity. It caused a backlog of packages at the Wicker Park branch of the post office, which services the West Town neighborhood. Residents there have been waiting several days for deliveries.