Service disruption alerts




Last updated May 27, 2016, 4:30 P.M. ET

Texas

Flash flooding has damaged several Post Offices. The following offices have suspended retail operations. Please check back for updates.

Iola, 77861 — Operations are temporarily relocated to North Zulch Post Office, located at 11337 5th St., North Zulch, 77872.
Kurten, 77862 — Operations are temporarily relocated to North Zulch Post Office, located at 11337 5th St., North Zulch, 77872.
Somerville, 77879 — Operations are temporarily relocated to Bryan Post Office, located at 2121 E. WM J Bryan Pkwy., Bryan, 77801.

Ohio

Whitehall Carrier Annex, 43213 — Because of damage from a fire, destination delivery unit drop shipments should be taken to the Airport Annex located at 4299 Sawyer Road, Columbus, OH, 43236. The facility is expected to resume normal operations in late July 2016.
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Colorado

USPS is actively monitoring the impacts of the spring snow storm in Colorado.

At this time, there are no reports of negative impacts on plants and processing operations.

Impacts on delivery are localized to specific portions of delivery routes. There are no reports of Post Office retail units being impacted.

I-70 E is closed at Bennett due to a jackknifed semi. Both I-70 and I-25 are open, but chain laws are in effect.

Some highways are closed due to the adverse weather:
6 E
24 W
86 W
94 W
103 S

USPS will continue to monitor and provide updates as needed.

Updated April. 16, 2016, 3:30 p.m. ET

USPS restricts shipping of “Hover Boards”

Out of an abundance of caution and in line with major retailers and the airline industry, the Postal Service is limiting the domestic shipping of mailable motorized balance boards, or hover boards, that contain lithium batteries.

Effective immediately and until further notice, USPS will ship hover boards using only Standard Post/Parcel Select. This product travels on ground transportation, due to the potential safety hazards of lithium batteries.

Also effective immediately, mailable motorized balance boards, or hover boards, will not be sent in international mail shipments, and are also prohibited in shipments to or from APO, FPO, and DPO destinations.

The Postal Service has long-time established rules and regulations regarding the mailing of lithium batteries both domestically and internationally.

USPS rules and regulations pertaining to lithium batteries can be found at the following links:

Note: these rules do not yet include the limitations and prohibitions on hover boards.

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Illinois

Cameron PO 61423 –The Post Office was damaged by a tornado. Operations have been temporarily suspended. Customers can visit the Abingdon Post Office located at 123 W. Meek St., 61410, for retail and PO Box services.

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Michigan

Kendall PO 49062 –As a result of a fire, operations out of the Kendall Post Office have been temporarily suspended. Customers can visit the Gobles Post Office located at 106 E. Exchange St., Gobles, Michigan, for retail and PO Box services.

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South Dakota

Mellette, SD, 57461 - Operations at the Mellette Post Office 57461 have been suspended due to structural issues making it unsafe for customers and employees. Customers of the Mellette Post Office will be able to receive PO Box and retail service at the Northville PO located at 306 W Elm Street, Northville, SD, 57465-9998. Hours at Northville are Monday – Friday 9 a.m. -12:30 p.m., 1 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. and Sat. 9 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Mellette customers can pick up their mail as early as 7:20 a.m.

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