Incident bulletin 24th November 2017

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This week’s bulletin contains updates about: Channel Islands, Italy, Greece, Slovakia, Canada, Chile and Thailand.


Channel Islands

Start date:  22nd November
End date:   29th November

Ferries bound for both Jersey and Guernsey were cancelled due to bad weather on Wednesday 22nd (pm) / Thursday 23rd (am) meaning that a backlog of trailers appeared in Portsmouth and this backlog is still being worked through. It is therefore delays of 48 hours can be expected for the remainder of this week and for normal services not to return until towards midweek next week.


Start date:  20th November
End date:   21st November

Poste Italiane reports that in the night of 20 to 21 November, a major power breakdown struck the Office of Exchange of Milan Peschiera Borromeo CSI – ITLINA (letter mail).
Not all outbound mail has been processed and forwarded. At present, electrical power has been fully restored and processing operations are no longer impacted.


Start date:  21st November
End date:   24th November

A 24-hour strike by subway workers in Athens caused massive traffic jams on several access roads to the Greek capital. Delays in mail delivery services are expected.


Start date:  23rd November
End date:    25th November

The designated operator of Slovakia, Slovenská pošta, wishes to inform that its customer service call centres will be closed on Thursday, 23 and Friday, 24 November 2017, while IT systems are updated. Services are likely to be disrupted during this period.


Start date:   22nd November
End date:     unknown

Canada Post informs about serious delivery delays for ordinary and registered mail items due to a mail backlog.


Start date:   21st November
End date:     unknown

Due to an ongoing wildfire in Colina (Santiago metropolitan region), a red alert has been issued, warning of possible fire damage to population centres and critical infrastructure.


Start date:   21st November
End date:     unknown

Tropical Depression Kirogi hit Hua Hin and Cha-Am with heavy rain and storms, causing flooding and traffic disruptions. Numerous roads had to be closed.
Further flooding was reported in Phetchaburi province. According to meteorologists, further rainfall and flash floods are expected in the following regions:
Kanchanaburi, Ratchaburi, Samut Songkhram, Samut Sakhon, Bangkok, Chon Buri, Rayong, Phetchaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chumphon, Ranong, Phang Nga, Phuket, Krabi.

















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