Postal freeze


Steve Pope, right, and Stan Shafer of Shafer’s Garage and Towing, help U.S. Postal carrier Laura Harpst (inside turning the engine key) start one of four postal trucks that would not start Monday morning after heavy rains Sunday gave way to sub-zero temperatures. The frigid temperatures, which are expected to continue into today, forced many businesses to close Monday and authorities issued advisories for residents not to go outside unless necessary. (EXAMINER PHOTO | REUBEN MEES)