Winter Storm Grayson

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Published: January 4, 2018 / Updated: February 23, 2018

Information courtesy of the United States Postal Service and The Weather Channel.

Winter Storm Grayson is undergoing a winter cyclone process, known as bombogenesis, off of the Eastern Seaboard and is spreading a mess of heavy snow, high winds and blizzard conditions that is expected to heavily impact the East Coast.

The United States Postal Service is currently reporting suspended retail and delivery in parts of  Maryland, Georgia, Virginia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and the Northeast. 

In addition, logistics partners are anticipating delays of 24 – 96 hours for shipments traveling to and through the affected areas, as well as delays and closures to many facilities on the East Coast. Additional delays are expected once transportation resumes due to the backlog. 



Damaging wind gusts of over 70 mph are possible in coastal eastern Massachusetts. These gusts, combined with the weight of snow, are capable of widespread power outages, downed trees and some structural damage. Gusts of up to 50 mph are possible in other parts of New England, and the Eastern Seaboard, including parts of Long Island, the Jersey shore, Delmarva Peninsula and Virginia Tidewater. These winds will produce blizzard conditions near the coast from eastern New England to the Virginia Tidewater. While not nearly as strong, wind gusts over 40 mph may persist in parts of New England Friday and Saturday.


The heaviest snow is expected in eastern New England and eastern Long Island, where a foot or more of snow is possible. Accumulations of at least 6 inches are possible as far west as parts of Vermont, western Massachusetts, Connecticut, parts of the New York City Tri-State metro, central and southern New Jersey, coastal Delmarva Peninsula and the Tidewater of Virginia.

Coastal Flooding

Coastal flooding will lead to potentially major impacts along parts of the Massachusetts shoreline Thursday, especially along east, northeast and northfacing shores as water levels are expected to peak about two to three feet above normal at high tide.


Service Alerts


Operations are being suspended at the Milan Post Office, 3800 Colley Ave, Norfolk VA, effective Monday, Feb. 26. Milan customers can do all retail transactions, including passports and pick up their P.O. box mail at the Norfolk Main Post Office between 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Norfolk Main Post Office is located at 600 Church Street.

Following a severe winter storm, all offices in the Richmond area are open with the exception of the following office:

  • Aylett Station retail unit, 23009.


New York [2/9/18]

Normal retail operations have resumed throughout the area. The exception is listed below.

  • Elmsford Post Office, 10523 — Closed. Customers are directed to the Tarrytown Post Office, 10591, for services.

Northeast Area [1/10/18]

(Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Jersey)

Due to winter weather conditions, including ice, high winds and drifting snow in some parts, there was previously a possibility of late and non-deliveries for some residential and business customers. Delivery was in all locations and every attempt was made to deliver where there is access to receptacles.

Maryland  [1/8/18]

Baltimore area: All offices affected by Winter Storm Grayson in Maryland are back to normal operations.

South Carolina [1/8/18]

All offices affected by Winter Storm Grayson in North Carolina and South Carolina are back to normal operations.

North Carolina [1/8/18]

All offices affected by Winter Storm Grayson in North Carolina and South Carolina are back to normal operations.

Georgia [1/8/18]

Because of Winter Storm Grayson, bringing ice and heavy snow to parts of the state, the following offices had previously suspended retail operations:

  • Sapelo Island, 31327.
  • Wilmington Island, 31410.

The following locations had previously suspended delivery operations:

  • All Savannah offices in the 3-digit 314 ZIP Codes.
  • All Statesboro offices in the 3-digit 304 ZIP Codes.
  • Allenhurst, 31301.
  • Brooklet, 30415.
  • Claxton, 30417.
  • Collins, 30421.
  • Fort Stewart, 31314.
  • Glennville, 30427.
  • Guyton, 31312.
  • Hinesville, 31313.
  • Ludowici, 31316.
  • Lyons, 30436.
  • Metter, 30439.
  • Midway, 31320.
  • Mount Vernon, 30446.
  • Reidsville, 30453.
  • Richmond Hill, 31324.
  • Rincon, 31326.
  • Springfield, 31329.
  • Vidalia, 30474.

Virginia [1/8/18]

Due to winter weather conditions, the following offices have previously suspended operations, including drop shipments:

  • Assawoman, 23302.
  • Atlantic, 23303.
  • Barhamsville, 23011.
  • Belle Haven, 23306.
  • Bloxom, 23308.
  • Capeville, 23313.
  • Cheriton, 23316.
  • Eastville, 23347.
  • Exmore, 23350.
  • Franktown, 23354.
  • Greenbush, 23357.
  • Hallwood, 23359.
  • Harborton, 23389.
  • Horntown, 23395.
  • Jamesville, 23398.
  • Keller, 23401.
  • Locustville, 23404.
  • Machipongo, 23405.
  • Mappsville, 23407.
  • Marionville, 23408.
  • Nassawadox, 23413.
  • Nelsonia, 23414.
  • Norfolk Main, 23501.
  • Norview, 23513.
  • Onancock, 23417.
  • Painter, 23420.
  • Pungoteague, 23422.
  • Red Oak, 06025
  • Quinby, 23423.
  • Saxis, 23427.
  • Tasley, 23441.
  • Temperanceville, 23442.
  • Townsend, 23443.
  • Wachapreaque, 23480.
  • Wallops Island, 23337.
  • Willis Wharf, 23486.
  • Witchduck, 23462.
  • Withams, 23488.