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Some Delivery Delays Could Last into Next Week

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The winter storm is gone, but the chaos isn't over for workers delivering the packages that couldn't make it. The winter storm is gone, but the chaos isn't over for workers delivering the packages that couldn't make it.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -

The winter storm is gone, but the chaos isn't over for workers delivering the packages that couldn't make it.

From checks in the mail to your Valentine's gift, your special deliveries might not get to their destinations until next week.

Spartanburg mail carrier Zach Thomas didn't miss a single home on his route this week, despite a few slips and falls on the ice.

So when he heard people complaining about finding their mailboxes empty, he decided to take a stand.

"It gets under your skin when you keep reading the stuff that people -- pretty much saying that we're not doing our jobs. So I made the video as a joke to put onto Facebook and fire back at everyone making comments," said Thomas.

The video is a fake movie trailer featuring Thomas delivering mail in the snow set to dramatic music.

U.S. Postal Service spokesperson Harry Spratlin said USPS never halted delivery this week in South Carolina, but there were some neighborhoods where mail carriers couldn't go because of safety issues like down power lines or closed off streets.

They weren't the only ones facing delays. UPS drivers are playing catch-up after the company suspended delivery Wednesday and a good portion of Thursday. There were times FedEx couldn't deliver in South Carolina either.

Thomas said, if your mailbox was empty this week, it doesn't mean he skipped your house. He just might not have any mail for you.

“When the town shuts down, and businesses are closed, and people aren't getting out, people aren't mailing anything. So the mail volume's going to drop off significantly," said Thomas.

But he said don't be surprised if your mailbox is overflowing next week.

The U.S. Postal Service, UPS and FedEx all said, if there's a specific delivery you're waiting on, you can use the package's tracking number to monitor its progress online.

There are a few things you can do to make it easier for delivery workers to get you the mail and packages you need. First, clear away any ice that's still on your steps or sidewalk and put down some salt. If your mailbox is on the street, make it safe for the mail truck to pull up and pull away by keeping your car and trash cans away from your mailbox.


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