Killer cold freezes diesel, delaying mail delivery a full day in one Nebraska county

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Adams County Emergency Management said mail would not be delivered on Thursday due to the dangerous weather.

Officials said diesel in the semi-trucks that bring the area’s mail has frozen, leaving them stuck on an interstate.

Normal delivery is expected to resume countywide on Friday.

Diesel typically gels at around 17 degrees.  Wax crystals begin forming, and the diesel can’t pump though fuel lines.

There are several ways to prevent this from happening.  Options include storing vehicles inside, using winterized diesel and keeping fuel tanks as full as possible.

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