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USPS Is Suspending Services in These Places, Effective Immediately

Customers in two states are dealing with new postal disruptions.

We all count on regular mail delivery, but that's not something the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) can always provide. For reasons ranging from hazardous weather to loose dogs to local events, the agency has to adjust its operations from time to time, leaving customers without mail delivery or a nearby post office to drop by. The USPS has already enacted many closures this year, and now, it's adding more suspensions to its line-up. Read on to find out where the agency is suspending services now.

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The USPS is suspending services in two states.

USPA Mail delivery trucks parked at the Ephrata Post Office in Lancaster County, PA.

When the Postal Service has to divert from its normal operations, the agency works to keep customers up-to-date through its Service Alerts website. With this online tool, you can find "current, frequently-updated information about whether mail is being delivered to your neighborhood or if your local post office is open," the USPS explains.

According to the latest alert, certain customers in Iowa are dealing with a new disruption to their service. But that's not the only new suspension. Recent local press releases from the USPS also indicate that operations at two post offices in Kentucky are impacted for people in those areas.

The Iowa facility is facing issues with flooding.

Flooded park in Sacramento California

Hazardous weather conditions have pushed the USPS to adjust its service at a post office in the city of Davenport, Iowa.

"Operations are temporarily suspended due to flooding," the agency stated in its April 26 alert.

Davenport is located along the Mississippi River, which has recently swelled to near-record levels, PBS reported. Water in the river has increased significantly due to the fast-paced melting of a snowpack in north Minnesota.

The National Weather Service (NWS) currently has the city of Davenport under a flood warning. "Locations along the Mississippi River are experiencing flooding," the NWS warned. "Motorists should not attempt to drive around barricades or drive cars through flooded areas."

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Customers are being directed to another post office in the area.


The Postal Service has provided no insight on when the Davenport Post Office might reopen for business. A USPS spokesperson confirmed to Best Life that no timeline has yet been set.

For the time being, customers of this facility are being directed to the Northwest Station Post Office for retail operations. That post office is also located in the city of Davenport, according to the USPS.

"Vacation Hold Mail, Package Pickup and General Delivery Mail may be obtained at the Northwest Station, as well," the agency added in a separate local press release from April 27. "No Passport Applications will be accepted or processed during this temporary closure."

The agency also just closed facilities in Kentucky.

King of Prussia, PA/USA-April 7, 2020: United States Post Office truck parks outside the post office building to pick up mail during the COVID-19 virus, since they are considered essential business.

Through local press releases posted earlier in April, the USPS warned customers ahead of time about scheduled disruptions at two facilities in Kentucky.

A post office in Combs has been temporarily closed to customers as of April 18, and another facility in Hustonville was shut down on April 21. According to the Postal Service, both post offices are currently closed for building repairs.

Customers from the Combs Post Office will need to retrieve their P.O. Box Mail and obtain retail services from the Hazard Post Office during this closure. Those who use the Hustonville Post Office can still access their P.O. Box mail at this facility, but they will need to go to the McKinney Post Office for retail services.

In both press releases, the Postal Service said there is currently "no information" on when repairs for either facility will be complete. Best Life reached out to the agency for more information on a timeline, but has not yet heard back.

Kali Coleman
Kali Coleman is a Senior Editor at Best Life. Her primary focus is covering news, where she often keeps readers informed on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and up-to-date on the latest retail closures. Read more
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