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January 1, USPS Suspends Services in Several States “Due to Safety Concerns”



Unexpected postal service disruptions have been taking place this summer due to severe weather, leading to the temporary closure of several United States Postal Service (USPS) facilities.

While the USPS observes 11 federal holidays annually, during which mail delivery pauses, unplanned disruptions can also occur due to various reasons, including the safety of employees and customers.

The USPS recently informed customers of new closures necessitated by safety concerns, a commitment the agency has always prioritized.

Two instances of such closures occurred last month when severe weather caused substantial damage to post office buildings.

The Mannford Post Office in Oklahoma had to be temporarily closed due to roof damage caused by a weekend storm, while the Midway Post Office in Arkansas was shuttered following a fire, according to USPS spokesperson Becky Hernandez.

Further closures were announced on the USPS Service Alerts website.

On June 23, it was reported that the Plaza Kinston Post Office on North Herritage Street in Kinston, North Carolina, would be suspending services due to safety concerns stemming from weather damage.

A recent storm caused significant damage to the building, and repairs are currently underway.

A week later, on June 30, another closure was announced.

The Point Place Post Office on North Summit Street in Toledo, Ohio, was temporarily closed due to a tornado’s effects on June 15, which damaged the facility’s roof.

The USPS has directed customers from the Plaza Kinston Post Office to visit the Kinston Main Post Office on East Caswell Street during the closure.

Similarly, customers from the Point Place Post Office are advised to utilize the services of the Toledo Main Post Office on South Saint Clair Avenue.

Bottom Line

The USPS reiterates its commitment to ensuring the safety of its employees and customers.

The recent closures, while inconvenient, underline the priority given to safety in the face of severe weather conditions.

As summer continues, the USPS urges customers to stay updated on service disruptions via the Service Alerts website.

As our loyal readers, we encourage you to share your thoughts and opinions on this issue. Let your voice be heard and join the discussion below.




  1. 1PatriotForever

    July 6, 2023 at 7:18 pm

    will anyone notice?
    Most of the time things are great, but then .. well
    Safety First

  2. The Rebel

    July 6, 2023 at 8:17 pm

    most of the time it is very slow service————————-if they get the mail in the right box. So far only out about 800 dollars in lost packages————they have NO clue what happened or where the packages are! 80 pounds of metal fasteners————-POOF—————–just disappeared!!!!!!!!!! and they could give a rip less——————


    July 6, 2023 at 8:32 pm

    Slow service if you get service at all. I had a package sent to the Seattle Routing Center for sending to me 7 miles across the Puget Sound. Instead, it was sent to Anchorage Alaska and then back to the original sender. I had to re-order the books I wanted at an additional expense due to the refund being held up. I finally got my money back, but it took a couple of months for this to happen. Service at the Post Awful is just that, AWFUL!

  4. john

    July 6, 2023 at 11:06 pm

    I guess, ” Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds ” doesn’t mean anything in these woke times complete with lockdowns. Oh, that’s right, mail was delivered throughout the pandemic

  5. Gerald Scott Ladd

    July 7, 2023 at 7:01 am

    It’s run by the federal government. That’s all you need to know!

  6. William G Munson

    July 7, 2023 at 7:57 am

    Pony Express the Mail Must go thru Period No vacations no time off and no Hollidays no Sick days

  7. Joe

    July 7, 2023 at 9:23 am

    All bills paid over internet auto pay, paperless, mailbox contents goes into burn barrel once a week or two.

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