New Orleans, LA – Louisiana Post Offices remain open for business and letter carriers will continue to deliver mail throughout the state where roads are accessible, postal officials announced today.
Flooding has kept nine Post Offices inaccessible for mail delivery on Tuesday, but the Postal Service has designated alternate locations for customers to pick up their mail and Social Security checks.
“We will continue to deliver mail to every address we can reach safely,” said Louisiana District Manager Bruno Tristan. “We moved the alternate Post Office from Bell Chase to Harvey for most of our inaccessible locations because it is a larger facility.”
Here are the cities inaccessible for delivery and the alternate locations where checks will be available to residents who present government issued identification such as a driver’s license. Customers can come as early as 10 a.m. to pick up their mail at the alternate site.
|Impacted Office||Zip||Alternate Office||Zip|
|Pt. A La Hache||70082|
|Grand Isle||70358||Golden Meadow||70357|
Customers with questions or concerns about their mail should call 1-504-589-1130 or 1-800-ASK-USPS (1-800-275-8777).
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