Life slowly returns to blizzard-affected states
PORTLAND, Maine (AP):
POSTAL SERVICE is back online in most of Maine in the aftermath of this week's blizzard.
Mail was delivered in most of the state in areas where roads, streets and mailboxes are safely accessible. The postal service yesterday asked residents to clear mailboxes and steps so postal workers will be able to safely do their jobs in the wake of the blizzard, which dumped two feet of snow in parts of the state.
The Postal Service says delivery could be delayed or curtailed if conditions are unsafe for carriers.
Meanwhile, residents of Massachusetts woke up yesterday to cars buried in several feet of snow, and secondary roads that remain covered in snow and narrowed by high snowbanks.
returning to normal
But life is slowly returning to normal after a blizzard that left three feet of snow in some towns.
A ban on non-essential travel was lifted and Boston-area highways filled with traffic for the Wednesday morning commute.
The MBTA resumed rail service, although weather-related delays on almost all subway and commuter rail lines were reported. Buses also started running again, although many routes were delayed or detoured, again because of snow.
Logan International Airport reopened for incoming flights at about 8 a.m., and Amtrak service out of Boston resumed.