If you, like many young urbanites, rely on the mail to bring you such household necessities as toilet paper, cat litter and anything else too awkward to carry home from the supermarket in your arms, I sincerely hope you've got some tissue to spare... or that you sprung for UPS.

Canada Post has suspended all deliveries within the GTA and Southern Ontario due to what it calls "severe weather conditions."

Carriers can hold up just fine under extreme cold temperatures, as we saw during Toronto's recent Polar Vortex-induced deep freeze, but icy surfaces are another story.

"It is not safe to deliver mail today," announced the Crown corporation on Wednesday evening as freezing rain swept through the region. "Delivery will resume once it is safe to do so. Please help us keep everyone safe by clearing and salting your walkways, stairs and driveways."


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