Weather hampers N-G delivery; e-edition FREE

Winter weather conditions are causing some deliveries of The News-Gazette to be delayed for Monday, Jan. 6, 2014.

The newspaper is making its electronic edition available for free on Monday. Go to: http://www.news-gazette.com/eedition and enter the username: badweather and the password: free. Your device will need the Adobe Flash player to be able to use the electronic edition.

Users with mobile devices can get the 10 most recent stories at m.news-gazette.com.

“We know there are going to be delays,” said News-Gazette Circulation Director Pete Jones. “We will do the best we can. The weather assures that many of our deliveries will be behind schedule.”

Jones said he is asking his carriers and drivers to be safe as they bring newspapers to homes and businesses across Central Illinois.

“We want our carries and drivers to be safe, and we are asking for everyone’s patience,” Jones said. “It is challenging to get to places under these conditions, and it is no different for the newspaper carriers. Deliveries will be made as soon as weather conditions permit.”

Anyone with questions can reach the newspaper’s Customer Care Center at 217-351-5252 or via-e-mail at ccc@news-gazette.com, Monday-Friday from 5am to 5pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 5 am to 10 am.

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LauraD wrote on January 06, 2014 at 2:01 pm

This article should say there will not be delivery today due to the weather. Why would news-gazzette even think about sending any of your employees out in this. Have you not see the reports from IDOT. Do not travel unless you absolutly have to!!!! Think about the danger you are putting people in for a paper. Nobody life is worth that.

Dan Corkery wrote on January 06, 2014 at 2:01 pm

Thank you for your comment, Laura.

In fact, The News-Gazette has told its delivery people not to risk their lives during the winter storm. The bad weather will end in a day or two, and papers will be delivered, sooner or later.

Note that some roads are passable, and some papers are being delivered in Champaign-Urbana and in some other communities.

Dan Corkery

managing editor for administration