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USPS routes, offices disrupted by floods

7 years 6 months 4 days ago Monday, August 22 2016 Aug 22, 2016 August 22, 2016 11:50 AM August 22, 2016 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - The United States Post Office issued a service disruption alert for several post offices and routes in Louisiana after recent flooding.

The message from USPS is as follows:

Retail, delivery and acceptance service has been disrupted due to torrential rains, which produced a ravaging flood in several Louisiana cities. The US Postal Service is monitoring conditions.

The following offices have resumed normal operations:

Husser PO 70442
Abbeville PO 70510
Delcambre PO 70528
Erath PO 70533
Maurice PO 70555
Mermantau PO 70556
Perry PO 70575
French Settlement PO 70733
St Amant PO 70774
Watson PO 70786
Baton Rouge Central Finance Station 70818
Evangeline PO 70537
Livingston PO 70754
Prairieville PO 70769
Lake Arthur PO 70549
Sorrento PO 70778

The following offices have temporarily suspended operations and relocated to alternate sites as noted:

Robert PO 70455 – Customers may retrieve their mail at the Hammond PO, located at 105 NW Railroad Ave., Hammond, LA 70401
Springfield PO 70462 – Customers may retrieve their mail at the Ponchatoula PO, located at 275 N 5th St., Ponchatoula, LA 70454
Tangipahoa PO 70465 – Customers may retrieve their mail at the Kentwood PO, located at 601 Avenue E, Kentwood, LA 70444
Cade PO 70519 – Customers may retrieve their mail at the Broussard PO, located at 4200 Highway 90 E, Broussard, LA 70518
Denham Springs PO 70726 – Acceptance service is available at Baton Rouge P&DC, located at 8101 Bluebonnet Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70810
Greenwell Springs PO 70739 – Customers may retrieve their mail at the Zachary PO, located at 6001 Main St., Zachary, LA 70791
Weyanoke PO 70787 – Customers may retrieve their mail at the Saint Francisville PO, located at 5613 Commerce St., Saint Francisville, LA 70775

While customers can pick up their mail with proper identification at the alternate Post Offices, retail and shipping services will also be available, such as Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail and First through Fourth-Class postage.

In addition, Special Services like Registered and Certified Mail will be available for customers.

As water recedes in the impacted areas and conditions improve, both mail delivery and retail services will be restored at impacted Post Offices.

Residents can check the USPS website for updates: https://about.usps.com/news/service-alerts/business-weather-updates.htm.

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