Given the size of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), it’s not all that surprising that there are sometimes a few bumps in the road. After all, the agency is responsible for delivering mail to every American—regardless of where they live.
The latest interruptions affect a handful of local post offices on the East Coast and in the Midwest, with the Postal Service announcing new and ongoing closures this week. Read on to find out where the USPS just suspended services.
A post office in Wisconsin is temporarily closed.
Earlier this week, the Postal Service announced that the Chaseburg Post Office, located at 303 Depot Street, in Chaseburg, Wisconsin, suspended retail operations “due to safety concerns.”
According to a Sept. 2 press release, the post office was temporarily closed as a result of damage to the building.
“No mail has been damaged, and no timetable has yet to be established for the resumption of retail services,” the press release reads.
Chaseburg customers are instructed to pick up mail, packages, and P.O. Box mail at the Coon Valley Post Office, 507 Central Ave. In response to Best Life‘s request for comment, USPS spokesperson Desai Abdul-Razzaaq said that no further details are available at this time.
Some post offices remain closed in Florida.
Following Hurricane Idalia, which hit the west coast of Florida last week, the USPS suspended services at dozens of post offices in Florida and Georgia. A majority of these post offices have been able to resume operations, but as of Sept. 6, two Florida post offices remain closed.
Per a press release from the USPS, the Homosassa Post Office, at 10780 W Yulee Drive, has moved all operations to an alternate location: the Homosassa Springs Post Office, at 4610 S Suncoast Boulevard.
The Suwanee Post Office also remains closed, but the Postal Service is continuing operations from the parking lot. According to the Sept. 6 press release, the post office is helping customers from the Mobile Retail Unit (MRU) outside the office at 23252 SE Highway 349.
“The safety of our customers and employees is our top priority,” the press release reads. “We appreciate our customers’ patience as we completed the necessary repairs.”
Best Life reached out to USPS for updates on the Florida closures, and will update the story with its response.
Post offices are resuming operations following the devastating wildfires in Hawaii.
On Sept. 4, the USPS also issued an alert about post offices in Hawaii, many of which were closed due to the Maui wildfires.
As of Monday, the Lahaina Post Office, located at 1760 Honoapilani Hwy, was able to resume full operations.
The post office was originally closed almost a month prior, on Aug. 9, but reopened for business (without retail services) on Aug. 19. The same day, mail carriers also resumed delivery to “accessible” addresses where mail receptacles were still standing.
Other post offices shuttered over the past two weeks.
At the end of August and the beginning of September, the USPS also noted that post offices in California and West Virginia were closed.
According to an Aug. 29 Service Alert, the Winifrede Post Office, 303 Fields Creek Road, in West Virginia, was temporarily closed “due to safety concerns.” Operations were moved to the Marmet Post Office, at 9303 Maccorkle Ave, in nearby Charleston.
In California, the Arcade Post Office, 506 S. Spring Street, was closed due to fire damage on Sept. 1. Mail and retail services for customers of the Los Angeles-area post office were moved to Alameda Carried Annex, 1055 N. Vignes Street.