Winter storm leads to nationwide delivery delays for Christmas

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(CNN) – Americans may want to be extra patient with deliveries of packages and presents this holiday season.

The monster winter storm blasting much of the U.S. is causing delivery delays nationwide.

FedEx issued a statement Friday, saying its hubs in Indianapolis and Memphis suffered major disruptions.

UPS announced a similar situation, saying services in some regions could also be affected.

This once-in-a-generation winter storm is also causing significant travel problems this week.

Miles of highways are shut down, and, according to Flight Aware, more than 3,000 take-offs were canceled Friday because of inclement conditions.