Postal delivery, services to resume Tuesday

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD)  - The U.S. Postal Service is scheduled to resume providing postal services, including mail delivery and collections, and retail services at Post Offices tomorrow, Oct. 11, in all ZIP Code areas impacted by Hurricane Matthew.

"The men and women who work together to provide customers the best possible mail service are prepared to resume deliveries tomorrow, said Darryl Martin, district manager of the Greater South Carolina district. "Postal employees are committed to make every safe and reasonable delivery possible."

In order to assure mail delivery to your affected area, please observe the following:

• Be sure no debris or obstructions block access to your mailbox.

• If your mailbox is badly damaged or destroyed, please replace it with a secure, USPS approved receptacle with your address clearly displayed in order for your letter carrier to leave your mail at your residence. Mail cannot be delivered unless an appropriate receptacle is provided.

• If your residence is uninhabitable, please contact your delivery Post Office to request a 30-day hold on your mail or to complete a Change-of-Address card to facilitate the delivery of your mail to a valid temporary or new permanent address.  Change-of-Address cards are available at your local Post Office. Change of address information can be also filed on the Postal Service website at

• If you file a temporary change of address, be sure to cancel it once you return to your residence or if you file a new temporary or permanent change of address.

The Postal Service will observe the Columbus Day Holiday on Monday, October 10.  All Post Office retail operations will be closed; however, in an effort to get customer's important mail to them as soon as possible, some mail delivery and collections will be made Monday as local circumstances permit.

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