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USPS Suspends Mail Delivery for Parts of Va.

Feb. 13, 2014

As Thursday’s weather continues to create challenging travel conditions throughout Virginia, the United States Postal Service has announced the temporary suspension of delivery services to customers in areas with ZIP codes that begin with 228, 229 and 244.

The suspension will impact mail service for Thursday, Fe. 13th. The affected areas are in the western part of the state where snowfall amounts ranged from 10-24 inches.

“Conditions of secondary roads and weather-related transportation delays have led to the determination to suspend delivery for today,” said Richmond District Manager Jeffrey Becker. “We have made this unusual decision after careful consideration. The safety of our employees and our customers is of paramount importance. While taking into account weather conditions, every attempt will be made to resume normal delivery operations in those areas on Friday, February 14th.”

Customers are reminded that mounds of snow and patches of ice in front of mailboxes create havoc for carriers trying to safely deliver the mail. Residents who maintain a clear path to the mailbox — including steps, porches, walkways and street approach — will help letter carriers maintain consistent delivery service.

All customers are reminded that Monday, Feb. 17, is President’s Day and there will be no regular mail delivery or retail service on that day.

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