To All Depository Institutions and Others Concerned in the Second Federal Reserve District:
In our Circular No. 11414, this Bank notified you that, because of conditions in the Buffalo, NY, area resulting from heavy snow, there were delays in the presentment of cash items, the return of unpaid items, and the forwarding of advices of nonpayment on December 27, 2001. These delays continue for items drawn on institutions with routing numbers in the 0220, 0223, 2220, and 2223 ranges. In addition, effective December 28, 2001, and until such time as conditions permit us to resume presenting and returning cash items, this Bank will defer credit for items we identify as drawn on, or cash items returned to, depository institutions having routing numbers with 0220 and 2220 prefixes.