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122intheshade  
#1 Posted : Friday, November 29, 2019 7:51:02 PM(UTC)
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If you live in the western US, you know that high winds can mess up the electrical grid, much as ice does it up north and back east. Thanksgiving night was one of those times here. Winds were blowing 30-40mph, and we actually had some rain to go along.

I was up at 2am, and the lights were flickering in my house. So, just to be sure, I set my phone to go off at the same time as my clock alarm. The alarm goes off, the phone goes off, the wind has died down, the rain is tapering off. Looks like a good day.

Get to work, and the first clue that all is not right is that the USPS trailer is still at the dock, and no DPS or FSS is staged. Turns out, the power took a jolt at my station. Inside lights and machinery work; outside lights and dock power are out. Along with the lights in the locker rooms/toilets. You gotta wonder about that one.

We were also informed that there would be no FSS due to power issues at the plant. They must have done one pass before the lights went out, since we all got several tubs of semi-sorted flats. And the DPS was late, because that plant took a***** as well. And since the station had been out for a few hours, they were several hours behind sorting parcels, to where they called us back at noon to pick them up. Wouldn't even let us take the ones already sorted. That was fun. Thank goodness for light traffic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmbsp-x2E8E
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#2 Posted : Friday, November 29, 2019 7:58:03 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: 122intheshade Go to Quoted Post
If you live in the western US, you know that high winds can mess up the electrical grid, much as ice does it up north and back east. Thanksgiving night was one of those times here. Winds were blowing 30-40mph, and we actually had some rain to go along.

I was up at 2am, and the lights were flickering in my house. So, just to be sure, I set my phone to go off at the same time as my clock alarm. The alarm goes off, the phone goes off, the wind has died down, the rain is tapering off. Looks like a good day.

Get to work, and the first clue that all is not right is that the USPS trailer is still at the dock, and no DPS or FSS is staged. Turns out, the power took a jolt at my station. Inside lights and machinery work; outside lights and dock power are out. Along with the lights in the locker rooms/toilets. You gotta wonder about that one.

We were also informed that there would be no FSS due to power issues at the plant. They must have done one pass before the lights went out, since we all got several tubs of semi-sorted flats. And the DPS was late, because that plant took a***** as well. And since the station had been out for a few hours, they were several hours behind sorting parcels, to where they called us back at noon to pick them up. Wouldn't even let us take the ones already sorted. That was fun. Thank goodness for light traffic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmbsp-x2E8E





had some bad weather here (san diego) but does not seem to have affected anything.
Postal employee (retired) 38 yrs who helps even if some do not believe me! I was a Steward, officer & trouble maker. Just Sayin'
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