KENNEWICK, Wash.- The way our mail is coming and going has changed in the Tri-Cities. The United States Postal Service wants you to be aware of the impact it will have on its services.
The Postal Service has shut down their distribution services out of their Pasco branch and as they note in a new change in service card they've distributed to customers of the area, the time at which you send your mail will impact your delivery. Some of the retail locations have changed the cutoff for collection times. You need to get your mail in earlier in the day and before business hours have ended to ensure your mail will make it into circulation that night. The Postal Service also wants you to take notice of the updated collection times at their blue collection boxes.
"Some of the impact though that should be noted is, when we send mail to Spokane for the last time every night at 5:30, any mail that's collected after that sits here at this office until the next day," explained John Michael Wald, the local president of the American Postal Worker's Union.
For more information about the services that have changed you can call 1-800-ASK-USPS or go to www.usps.com for 24/7 assistance.