This week’s subzero
temperatures and extreme wind chills have prompted numerous high-profile
suspensions of service and closures.
Begin with the
South Shore commuter line, which suspended service on Wednesday and today,
after a test train early Wednesday morning “encountered significant overhead
wire problems” related to the cold.
Regular service is
currently expected to resume on Friday, Feb. 1, with westbound Train 102.
U.S. Postal Service
The U.S. Postal
Service suspended service throughout most of the state today, “to ensure the
safety and well-being of our employees.”
All post office
retail operations remained open, however.
“We apologize for
any inconvenience this weather related service disruption has caused,” said
USPS District Manager Todd Hawkins, Greater Indiana District. “The safety
and well-being of our employees is of paramount concern to the Postal
Public Library locations closed at 5 p.m. Tuesday.
They were scheduled
to re-open at 1 p.m. today.
Due to the cold,
Republic Services canceled trash collection both on Wednesday and today,
Chesterton Street Commissioner John Schnadenberg told the Chesterton
Tribune this morning.
will not be collected until next Wednesday, Feb. 6. Chesterton
residents who can’t wait until Wednesday, Feb. 6, and have no room in their
can may bring their garbage to the Street Department, 1490 Broadway.
today’s route will be collected on Friday, Feb. 1. Friday’s route
will be collected on Saturday, Feb. 2.
Wind Chill Warning
Weather Service was saying this morning that the wind chill warning which
has been in effect this week was scheduled to expire at 12 p.m today.