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USPS Temporarily Suspends Services in These States




<p>The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is currently coming off a <a rel="noopener noreferrer" href=" target="_blank">hectic shipping season</a>. But that's not the only problem the postal agency has faced over the last month. They've also been plagued by hazardous weather, unforeseen emergencies, and lease troubles—and as a result, the agency is suspending services in several places. Find out how the USPS adjusted its operations recently in four states, including South Dakota, Maine Pennsylvania and Missouri.</p>
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<p>The USPS's first update of the new year to its <a rel="noopener noreferrer external nofollow" title="Service Alerts: Residential service disruptions" href=" target="_blank" data-citation="true">Service Alerts website</a> is warning those in South Dakota about a recent closure. In the Jan. 2 alert, the agency announced that a facility in Pierpont, South Dakota, is now "temporarily closed."</p>
<p>The Pierpont Post Office located at 121 W. Main St. was shut down at the end of the year due to "recent snowstorms" in the area, according to a separate <a rel="noopener noreferrer external nofollow" title="The Pierpont, South Dakota Post Office will be temporarily closed due to the recent snowstorms" href=" target="_blank" data-citation="true">local press release</a> from the Postal Service.</p>
<p>When <em>Best Life</em> reached out to the USPS about this closure, spokesperson <strong>Mark Inglett</strong> said that he does not "have a timeline on the reopening."</p>
<p>For the time being, the Pierpont Post Office is directing customers to the Groton Post Office. The P.O., retail and delivery operations are all included. According to the Postal Service, all box mail from the closed facility has been temporarily relocated.</p>
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<p>Maine has also been affected by hazardous weather. The USPS closed multiple post offices on Dec. 19 after a winter storm hit certain parts of the state. The closures affected all locations with zip code 038-049.</p>
<p>"Across these ZIPs in Maine, the recent storm washed out several roads, flooded some buildings, and brought down trees and wires rendering some inaccessible," <strong>Steve Doherty</strong>, USPS strategic communications specialist, said in a <a rel="noopener noreferrer" href=" target="_blank">previous statement</a> to <em>Best Life</em>.</p>
<p>The agency confirmed in an update to Service Alerts on Dec. 26, that all Maine facilities except one had returned to normal operations. According to the alert, the Mexico Post Office located at 7 Riverside Ave. is still "temporarily closed."</p>
<p><em>Best Life</em> has reached back out to the USPS about this closure, and we will update this story with their response. Customers are directed to the Dixfield Post Office in nearby Mexico for all services while the Mexico Post Office closes.</p>
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<p>Pennsylvania also experienced a recent closure and reopening of postal facilities. In another Dec. 26 Service Alerts update, the USPS announced that its retail window at the Merion Station Post Office in Philadelphia was "temporarily closed." But in a Jan. 2 <a rel="noopener noreferrer external nofollow" title="Merion Station Post Office Reopened" href=" target="_blank" data-citation="true">local press release</a>, the agency confirmed that the facility "has reopened and is open for business."</p>
<p>The closure of the 30th St. Post Office in New York State was not the only one that occurred last month. The USPS informed its customers on December 15 that the 30th St. Train Station Post Office, which was located inside an Amtrak station in Philadelphia, had just been "permanently closed due to relocation."</p>
<p>USPS spokesperson <strong>Paul F. Smith</strong> previously revealed to <em>Best Life</em> that Amtrak is planning to remodel and chose not to renew the Postal Service's lease.</p>
<p>But that's not all. On the same day, USPS reported a temporary closure of Limekiln Post Office in Pennsylvania on its Service Alerts Website. Smith said that the lease on the 820 Limekiln Post Office in Limekiln had expired and the USPS is currently searching for another facility location.</p>
<p>"During this closure, retail and PO Box services will be offered at the Oley Post Office," the agency said in a Dec. 18 <a rel="noopener noreferrer external nofollow" title="Limekiln Post Office Temporarily Closed" href=" target="_blank" data-citation="true">local press release</a>. "We apologize for the inconvenience to our customers and plan to have the Limekiln Post Office reopened and fully operational as soon as possible."</p>
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<p>USPS shuttered another facility in Missouri, too, last month. The South Greenfield Post Office, located at 400 Park Avenue, is "temporarily closed," according to a Dec. 19 Service Alert.</p>
<p>Inglett had revealed in a previous statement that the building needs to be repaired. This prompted the agency to move the South Greenfield Post Office's services to another facility temporarily.</p>
<p>"All retail and delivery operations including PO Box pickup have been redirected to Greenfield Post Office, 114 S. Main St," the USPS noted in its release.</p>
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